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U.S. aircraft carrier group begins patrols in disputed S. China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2017 The U.S. deployed an aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea on Feb. 18, one day after China completed naval exercises in the…

North Korean actions speak loudly as world leaders say little

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As a North Korean medium range Pukguksong missile arched across the sky landing menacingly in the Sea of Japan, the…

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese officials and analysts said Beijing remains “uncertain” about the Trump administration and its strategy on the two Koreas. “The prolonged silence” from the Trump…

Dominica crisis update: Prime Minister Skerrit struggling for political survival

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, seemingly beset by scandals and protests began, on the weekend of Feb. 11-12, to implement his decisive…

China weighs influence options with $3 trillion hard currency reserves — Geostrategy-Direct

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China’s Supreme Leader Xi Jinping has ordered a drastic reduction in the speed and volume of buying influence in foreign countries due to China’s economic…

The unreported Dominica crisis, continued: PM responds but fails to address China ties

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has pushed back strongly against attempts to remove him from office over allegations of corruption connected with…

First foreign trip by Mattis signaled urgency of simmering crisis in Northeast Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct James Mattis chose Seoul and Tokyo as his first ever overseas visits days after he was sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Defense.…

Unrest roils Dominica after reports reveal government’s collusion with China, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com By , Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Roseau. U.S. national security officials were, on the night of Feb. 7, trying to determine whether an opening had arisen…

Pentagon tracks China test of long-range missile with 10 warheads

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2017 U.S. officials said China’s recent test of a long-range missile with 10 warheads indicates Beijing is intent on increasing its nuclear arsenal. “The flight…

Time for Taiwan to elevate its strategic role in northeast Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang President Tsai Ing-wen’s phone call with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump last December and his questioning of the “one China” policy have angered Beijing.…

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