Lawrence A. Franklin

Dr. Lawrence A. Franklin is an Irish-Catholic father of five children who lives with his wife of 39 years in West Virginia. Franklin is the former USAF Reserve Colonel Military Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Israel. He also was the Iran Desk Officer in the Office of the Secretary of the Defense under Donald Rumsfeld. Franklin's doctorate is in Asian Studies. His primary foreign language is Persian Farsi. During the Cold War, Dr. Franklin served as the Defense Intelligence Agency's Senior Political-Military Analyst in support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has executed missions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and is well-traveled throughout the Middle East with many tours of duty in Israel.

Writings by Lawrence A. Franklin  (View Biography)

Title Date
South Africa: Safe-haven for Hamas, Islamic State and al-Qaeda Terrorists2024/04/02
US Lack of Resolve Incentivizing China on Taiwan2024/01/03
China's Increased Bullying of Philippines to Test US Resolve2023/12/27
China's "Unrestricted Warfare" Against the US2023/12/20
'The Elephant in the Room': The Real Source of Jew-Hatred in the Middle East2023/11/05
China: Preparing for War2023/09/06
Should US Troops Stay in Syria?2023/07/05
China Overtakes Russia as Dominant Power in Central Asia2023/06/16
China's Space Program: Designed to Defeat the United States2023/06/06
Chinese Embrace Brazil as "Global Strategic Partner" as Brazilian President Visits China2023/05/12
China's Race to Dominate the Military and Emerging Technologies2023/04/06
Iran, China and the Panama Canal: Is the US Being Encircled?2023/03/14
The Philippines, Tired of China's Bullying, Restores Military Alliance with the U.S.2023/03/08
China's Balloon Reveals the Weaknesses in US National Security Decision-Making2023/02/14
Pakistani Taliban: The Most Powerful Anti-State Actor in the Country2023/02/10
Pakistan's 'Purification' Campaign Against Its Minorities2023/02/08
Islamic State Jihadists in Afghanistan2023/02/01
The Islamist Plan to Conquer East Africa: U.S. Missing in Action2023/01/18
Africa's Sahel Region: Enter Russia's Wagner Group to Make It Worse2023/01/10
Saudi Arabia Welcomes China's Xi as US Snubs Allies, Courts Enemies2022/12/22
Qatar's World Cup: What Visitors Were Not Shown2022/12/13
How Iran Has Been Attempting to Suppress the Great Hijab Rebellion2022/11/09
UN Sides with China Despite Its Own Report Condemning Xinjiang Abuses2022/11/02
Iran Acquires 2.5 Million Acres of Venezuela2022/09/21
China's Commentary on Mistakes of Gorbachev to Make Sure the Chinese Communist Party Endures2022/09/15
China and the US: Whose Side Is the Administration On?2022/07/28
Putin's Private Army, "The Wagner Group," Guilty of War Crimes on Three Continents2022/07/21
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Protected the Indo-Pacific Region for the Free World2022/07/14
Leaked Documents Reveal Wide Scope of China's Human Rights Violations in Xinjiang2022/06/30
How the Free World Can Help Taiwan Avoid Ukraine's Fate2022/06/07
China's Latest Power Grab Threatens Entire Pacific2022/05/23
Sweden Would Strengthen the NATO Alliance2022/05/09
Finland Will Strengthen NATO2022/04/27
Pakistan's Taliban Plans2022/02/24
Russia Eyeing Kazakhstan? China and Russia Vying for Influence2022/02/10
China's Hostile South Pacific Takeover2022/01/03
Ireland: Still No Room at the Inn2021/12/25
China Prepared to Launch Hostilities Against India Along Disputed Himalayan Border2021/12/02
Pakistan: The Anti-American "Ally"2021/11/04
Israel: Still the 'Strong Horse'2021/09/04
China: Crisis-Testing US Presidents2021/08/11
US-Iranian Nuclear Talks Come Unglued2021/08/09
The "Iran Deal" Soon to Be Resuscitated2021/06/30
Iran's Fake Presidential Election2021/06/18
China's Plan to Dominate 'Near-Earth' Space2021/06/17
Natan Sharansky: A Hero for All Seasons2021/05/10
China's Pattern of Anti-U.S. Hostility2021/03/23
The International Criminal Court Violates Its Statute2021/03/04
China Has Already Started to Test the Biden Administration2021/01/26
Chinese Military Bases in The Caribbean?2020/12/10
Mozambique Terrorist Group Poised to Establish an Islamic Emirate2020/12/03
US Urgently Needs to Challenge China's Chokehold on Rare Earth Materials2020/11/21
The Pope's New Encyclical: A Surrender?2020/11/08
Vatican Fails to Condemn China's Religious Persecution2020/10/21
"Assimilation" China Style2020/10/07
U.S. and China: Emerging Technologies and the Race to Control the Future2020/09/28
The Possible Limits of China-Russia Cooperation2020/09/17
China's 'Debt-Trap' Diplomacy with Third-World Nations2020/08/28
China's Persecution of Uyghur Muslims: The Silence of the Islamic World2020/08/19
China: Military Experts Urge Beijing to Prepare for War with U.S.2020/08/12
China's Genocide Machine in Xinjiang2020/08/07
The Containment of China2020/08/04
Iran: The Real Bounty Payer for Killing US Troops2020/07/21
Chinese Military Exercises Threaten to Invade Taiwan2020/07/15
How to Deal with China?: "Made in America"2020/06/25
China, under the Veil of Virus, the Schoolyard Bully. Will the US Please Stop It?2020/06/10
Russia's Arctic Empire2020/05/29
China's Cyber War Against America2020/05/20
International Kangaroo Court to Investigate Israel for War Crimes2020/05/13
Afghanistan: America Moving Out, China Moving In - with Help from Iran2020/04/29
Venezuela: Maduro's Cuban Army2020/04/23
China Using Coronavirus for Further Deceit2020/04/01
China's War on Religion Ensnares American-based Pastor John Cao2020/03/18
Why Did President Trump Expand the Travel Ban?2020/02/18
Russia's 'Wagner Group' Doing Its Dirty Work?2020/02/12
Beware of Putin's Push for Primacy in Africa2020/02/03
Atrocities against Muslims: Leaked Documents in China2020/01/29
U.S.-China Trade Deal Should Not Obscure Beijing's Hegemonic Objectives2020/01/22
China: Beijing's Arctic Power Grab2020/01/09
Is NATO Still Vital?2019/12/12
Radical Persecution Must Be Eradicated2019/11/18
China: Modern Blueprint for Global Power2019/10/11
Denying Jerusalem's Jewish History Despite Archaeological Evidence2019/09/26
India: Modi's Welcome Move on Kashmir2019/09/23
What Will China Do with the Hong Kong Protests?2019/08/28
Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Afghanistan and an Opportunity for the West2019/08/21
Why U.S. Special Forces Need to Remain Abroad2019/07/29
Burkina Faso: Losing Sovereignty to Terrorists2019/07/08
Dublin's Anti-Israel Boycott Bill: Bad for Ireland, Worse for the Palestinians, Terrible for Everyone2019/07/02
Afghan War: Hope for Exit, No Hope for Peace2019/05/21
Ireland's Anti-Israel Drift: How Did It Come to This?2019/03/17
Post-Caliphate ISIS2019/02/19
The Vatican Surrenders to China2019/01/20
A League of Democracies: Dusting Off an Old Idea2018/12/26
The Vatican under Siege2018/10/28
Help the People of Iran2018/09/26
Turkey Creating New Tensions with Greece and the US2018/09/03
Ireland's Anti-Israel Bill and the Muslim Brotherhood2018/07/23
Indonesia: Falling to Radicals2018/07/04
Salute to Two Intellectual Giants: Bernard Lewis and Richard Pipes2018/06/17
Saudi Arabia: What About the Hate-Filled Textbooks and Sermons?2018/03/22
Iran and Hezbollah's Terror in Argentina2018/03/01
The U.S. and Pakistan: Time for a Divorce?2018/01/23
What to Make of Latest Protests in Iran?2018/01/02
Turkey: Still a U.S. Ally?2017/12/27
Rampant Pedophilia in Pakistani Madrassas2017/12/20
Pope's High-Risk Visit to South Asia: Opposition in Catholic Hierarchy2017/12/01
Egypt: Saving the Sinai2017/11/29
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: The Role of Islamist Terrorists2017/10/25
A Jewish-Catholic Partnership against Islamist Violence?2017/09/26
Why an Obscure Strip of Land in the Himalayas is Important for the Free World2017/09/07
Strides in the Struggle for an Independent Kurdistan2017/08/24
The Pope's Pilgrimage to Al-Azhar2017/04/27
The Vatican's Relations with Islam2017/02/19
Iran: Russians Using Iranian Airbases2016/08/18
What the Arab League Meeting Reveals2016/08/01
Not Just "An Absurd Murder," Pope Francis2016/07/27
Jihadists Trying to Dislodge Bangladesh's Secular Government2016/07/04
Pope Francis: The Good Shepherd Now Must Protect His Sheep2016/06/27
Iran's Soft War Against America2016/05/17
Iran Comes Clean on Banking Problems2016/05/05
Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei Warns President Rouhani on Economy2016/04/11
Why Are Christians Leaving the Holy Land?2016/04/03
Iran: The Deep State Endures2016/03/09
Iran's Commitment to Shia in the Region2016/01/17
Iran's Next Supreme Leader?2015/12/24
What About Iran's "JCPOA"?2015/12/15
Iran: Nuclear Deal Going, Going, Gone?2015/11/18
Iran's Mirage: More Humiliation to Follow2015/11/09
Will Iran Walk Away from Nuclear Deal?2015/11/01
Are You Expecting a New Iran?2015/10/01
Pakistan: ISIS Plans Terrorist Campaign against Christians2015/09/22
Nuke Deal or Not, Iran Has Already Declared War on Us2015/08/20
Iran's Prison Archipelago2015/07/23
Iran's Quds Day: Death to America, Death to Israel2015/07/14
Iran Will Walk2015/06/05
Who Are the Principal Violators of International Law?2015/04/03
Who Ends Up with Iraq?2015/03/10
Iran's Views of Jews and the U.S.2015/02/17
Nigeria: Presidential Elections Amid Specter of Boko Haram2015/02/01
Paris: Grand Mosque Open, Grand Synagogue Closed2015/01/11
Baghdad's Dilemma2014/12/31
Kurdistan: More Like Israel, Less Like Iraq2014/12/25
Iraq: Iran's "Boots on the Ground"2014/12/17
Kurdistan: Waiting to Be Born2014/12/12
Encircling Baghdad: The Country that Became a City-State2014/11/11
Children as Suicide Bombers in Islamic Countries2014/09/18
Hamas Mega-Attack Planned through Gaza Terror Tunnels2014/07/25
The U.S.-Israel Alliance: No Apologies Necessary2014/07/23
What if Hamas Had Military Superiority?2014/07/18
The Choices for Syria's Christians2014/04/04
How to Think About Iran2014/03/19
Dagestan: New Epicenter of Muslim Terrorism in Russia2014/02/14
The Central African Republic and Islam's Push South2014/02/03
Exploiting the Koran to Target the Jews?2013/12/19
Saudi Arabia, the UN and the OIC2013/10/24
Delegitimizing Judeo-Christian Civilization2013/10/08
Iran's Mullahs Learn from Lenin2013/07/15
The Vatican and Islam2013/07/02
Beheading, According to the Koran2013/06/18
Twilight: The Game of "Put-Down" Has Just Begun2010/11/03
How Arabs View the US Pullout: Why Maintain Friendly Ties With America?2010/04/26
Israel: Our Ally, Not Our Puppet2010/04/01

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