20th Anniversary 9/11

by John J. Metzler  - New York - We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001.  We all remember with sheer disbelief watching the unfolding horror and the realization that “it could happen here.”  We all remember and vowed to never forget the Al Qaida terrorist attacks on America, and as importantly, ensure that they never happen [...]

China – US Cold War

WebPublicaPress (New York) - Chinese officials said Washington was not qualified to level criticism on human rights during a rare face-to-face meeting in Tianjin, DW (Deutsche Welle) reported quoting other news agencies. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is the highest ranking US official under the Biden administration to visit China.
China accused the United States of making [...]

US Afghan Final Pullout

By John J. Metzler - Dark clouds are shadowing Afghanistan as the final pullout of American forces from the beleaguered war torn country continues and the future darkens with the likely approach of a militant Taliban regime. Time is running out to “prevent a worst case scenario” as Deborah Lyons, the UN’s Special Representative told a Security Council briefing [...]

Cyber Nuclear Nightmare

By Richard Walker (DW)  –  Cyber-warfare has become such a threat that NATO’s Article 5 now covers it. As Joe Biden confronts Vladimir Putin, experts warn the worst could be yet to come, with cyber threats pushing toward a more dangerous threshold. A global cyberwar has begun. And it will probably never end. That is the brutal [...]

Biden – America is Back

By Ben Knight, Alex Berry (DW) – For the first time ever, the acting US president spoke at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) to re-affirm the trans-Atlantic alliance, which many world leaders feared had been left in diplomatic disarray by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
“I speak today as president of the United States and I’m sending a clear message to the world: America [...]

More 500,000 Victims

WebPublicaPress (New York) – Although the US has hit a grim milestone in the pandemic, overall daily case numbers and deaths are dropping. President Joe Biden has urged Americans to “remain vigilant.” The number of coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 500,000 on Monday, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.
The US has by [...]

UN Book by Thalif Deen

By Roderic Grigson - It takes years to write a good book, and in this insightful memoir, Thalif Deen, a former UN Bureau Chief and Regional Director at Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency, recounts colourful and amusing stories from his 40-year career ‘reporting from the United Nations’.
No Comment is told through a series of news stories, interviews, [...]

‘Vaccine privilege’ and West

By Car Nebe (DW) – The early development of COVID-19 vaccines should have helped western nations gain more influence over Africa. But from an ethical and organizational standpoint, they have blown it spectacularly, writes DW’s Cai Nebe.
Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Janssen, Oxford-AstraZeneca, CureVac — a formidable combination of vaccines developed in the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the [...]

COVID and Global Health

By John J. Metzler - The global pandemic has devastated health standards, the economy, and through stress and the undertow of uncertainty and hardships has affected the sanity of citizens worldwide.  Lockdowns, arbitrary regulations, school closings are taking their toll on the social fabric.
Now as a second wave of the Wuhan Covid virus is sweeping Western Europe, [...]

Crucial Trans-Atlantic

WEBPUBLICAPRESS (New York/ Berlin)  United States and Europe must work together for the benefit of the global security, German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has said. She stated the US and Europe must cooperate whatever the outcome of US elections. She warned of security threats from both Russia and China, DW (Deutsche Welle) reported.
 German Defense Minister [...]

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