War Against Iran Becoming Ever More Likely

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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

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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  

Trump’s Energy Offensive Against Iran: An Expert Analysis

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by Jim Lobe The Trump administration has “gone nuclear” in reportedly demanding that all of Iran’s current oil consumers completely eliminate imports of Iranian imports by November 4. This comes in the wake of the OPEC meeting in which, apparently under… Continue Reading  

Is GOP Mideast Policy “Bought and Paid for” by Likudist Republican Group?

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by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Mega-billionaire and the Trump campaign’s single biggest donor Sheldon Adelson has pledged to contribute $30 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) Super PAC to defend the Republican majority in the House of Representatives… Continue Reading  

Even Bill Kristol is Worried About Bolton

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by Jim Lobe Bill Kristol was not altogether pleased with with last week’s announcement of the appointment of John Bolton as Donald Trump’s next national security advisor. Indeed, Kristol, who remains probably the single most influential figure in the increasingly… Continue Reading