Trump’s Dogs of War

This is the cartoon that the international edition of the New York Times should have run, at least as regards U.S. policy toward Iran.

Royal Wedding Received Triple the Media Coverage of Yemen in 2018

by Jim Lobe The ongoing war in Yemen, called the world’s “worst humanitarian disaster” by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last year, received a grand combined total of 20 minutes of coverage on the ABC, NBC,… Continue Reading  

War Against Iran Becoming Ever More Likely

by Jim Lobe and Ben Armbruster Donald Trump’s domestic troubles, combined with the current makeup of his foreign policy team, provide a confluence of circumstances, perhaps a perfect storm, to pull the United States into a war with Iran. Indeed,… Continue Reading  

On Boys, Frogs, and The Weekly Standard

by Jim Lobe During the Christmas Bombing of Vietnam in December 1972, I somehow came across a saying attributed to Bion of Borysthenes, a third-century BC Greek philosopher. I taped a copy of the quote to my teleprinter in the… Continue Reading  

Might a Beleaguered Trump Go to War…Against Iran?

by Jim Lobe Let’s assume for a minute—and it’s a perfectly reasonable assumption under the circumstances—that President Trump’s political problems and popularity only get worse over the next months, both before and after the elections. What with anonymous “senior officials,”… Continue Reading