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
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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