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  

At the Altar of American Greatness

by Andrew Bacevich Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump’s Scrubbed 2008 List of Important Presidential Attributes

by Eli Clifton Over the weekend, Donald Trump hit back at Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of Muslim Army captain Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004. Their crime? Khizr Khan told the Democratic National Convention audience that… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal and The Post-Ideological Moment

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj For those of us whose job (or hobby) is to understand Iran’s position in the Middle East and in the world, the potential nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 should do more than just change the… Continue Reading  

Neocons and Democracy: Egypt as a Case Study

by Jim Lobe If one thing has become clear in the wake of last week’s military coup d’etat against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, it’s that democracy promotion is not a core principle of neoconservatism. Unlike protecting Israeli security and preserving… Continue Reading