The Iran Protests, Regime Change, and the MEK

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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

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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?

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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  

How Neocons Helped Create Trump

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by Jim Lobe Prominent neoconservatives, led by Bill Kristol, have played leading roles in trying to block Trump’s nomination or repeal it somehow. They’ve lined up fellow-neocons to sign letters opposing his election and/or declining to serve under him should… Continue Reading  

Defining “Ransom” for the Anti-Iran Crowd

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by Derek Davison Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had “secretly” sent $400 million to Iran in January, at the same time that the Iranian government agreed to release three American citizens whom it… Continue Reading