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  

Does the Road to Korean Denuclearization Run through Tehran?

by Peter Jenkins The March 15 edition of the Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed by Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg that seeks to make trouble for Iran by exploiting President Donald Trump’s decision to meet North Korea’s supreme leader… Continue Reading  

The Iran Protests, Regime Change, and the MEK

by Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh When protests broke out in Iran at the end of 2017, most countries maintained a hands-off approach. After all, these countries maintain diplomatic and trade relations with the Iranian government. Even some influential U.S. observers… Continue Reading  

The Foolishness of Regime-Change Fantasies

by Stephen Miles Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. There’s an out-of-control regime run by a madman halfway around the world, and if the U.S. government doesn’t topple it ASAP, a lot of people are going to die.… Continue Reading  

War Over Endorsement at Wall Street Journal?

by Jim Lobe The Wall Street Journal’s editorials have been quite critical of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, arguably more so of the former than the latter. But then this week, two of its regular columnists—Bret Stephens and William… Continue Reading