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  

Nikki Haley’s Mission Accomplished Moment

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by Derek Davison On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump announced that his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, was resigning and will leave the administration at the end of 2018. Haley’s departure came as a surprise. Most high-profile departures from the Trump… Continue Reading  

Neoconservative Comeback? They Never Left

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by Mike Lofgren Just as with entomology or botany, foreign policy analysis is largely an exercise in taxonomy: is some politician a realist or an idealist, a liberal internationalist or a national-interest proponent, an interventionist or an isolationist? Although thinking… Continue Reading  

The Neoconservative Comeback

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

by Lawrence Wilkerson To those who are strongly opposed to Donald Trump, his present troubles no doubt resonate positively. The looming prospect of his successful removal from office through impeachment proceedings—or his just leaving as pressure for such proceedings builds—might… Continue Reading  

On Iran, Is It Trump Versus His Own Neocons?

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by Trita Parsi Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement of the creation of a new Iran Action Group at the White House–almost exactly on the anniversary of the CIA-led coup against Iran’s elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 no… Continue Reading