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Jim Lobe is the Washington bureau chief for Inter Press Service.
Thwarted: Israel Lobby's Bid to Scuttle Iran Deal Goes Down In Flames
Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: Inter Press Service
Legislation imposing more sanctions on Iran has stalled in the U.S. Senate.
America's Grip on the Middle East Is Slowly Slipping Away
Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
The disastrous Iraq invasion and the Arab Spring are radically transforming the region in ways the U.S. can't control.
Partial Egypt Aid Cut-Off Has 'Zero Impact': Tools of Repression Remain in Military's Hands
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
The Obama administration will still provide military aid for Egyptian border security and will do little to curb the crackdown on the opposition.
Depressed Over Diplomacy: Neocons Wring Hands Over Talks With Iran
Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
Hawkish right-wingers believe Israel will be left in the dust if a thaw between America and Iran continues.
Dumbfounded: Washington's Foreign Policy Elite Doesn't Get Why Americans Oppose Bombing Syria
Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
Foreign policy pundits are wrong when they say opposition to striking Syria is evidence of a growing isolationism.
The Folks Who Brought You the Iraq Debacle Now Want to Bomb Syria
Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
A familiar cast of neoconservative characters are calling on the Obama administration to consider directly striking the Assad regime in Syria.
The War Drums Never Stop: Israel Resumes Threats Against Iran
Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to attack Iranian nuclear facilities in a recent interview on CBS News.
Washington's Muddled Syria Policy: Arms Shipments to Rebels Won't Turn Military Tide
Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
It's still unclear what the Obama administration's grand strategy towards Syria is.
The Neocons Are Losing: Advocates for Syria Intervention Run Into Wall of American Opposition
Posted on: Jun 10, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
The latest polling shows that Americans don't want to get involved in another Middle Eastern war.
Libya in the Rear View Mirror: How NATO Intervention Unleashed Militias and Destabilized Mali
Posted on: Apr 5, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service
18 months after Western-backed rebels killed Moammar Gaddafi, intervention in Libya appears increasingly costly on several levels.
Armed to the Teeth: Israel is the World’s Most Militarized Nation
Posted on: Nov 14, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service
According to the latest Global Militarisation Index, Israel is number one in the arms race.
Addicted to War Mongering: Anti-Iran Hawks Maintain PR Offensive Despite Israel Backing Down
Posted on: Oct 11, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service
Even as the Obama administration and its European allies prepare a new round of sanctions on Iran, the war drums keep beating.
The Iranian Extremists America Loves: U.S. Takes Violent Group Off Terror List
Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service
The militant group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq is no longer on the State Department terrorist list, thanks in part to a high-profile lobbying campaign waged by former U.S. officials.
Drone War Escalation in Yemen Could Bring Blowback to the US
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service
Critics of the Obama administration's decision to escalate drone strikes in Yemen say it could wind up strengthening Al Qaeda in the country and poison Yemeni opinion of the US.
Obama Backs Military Aid to Countries that Use Child Soldiers
Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: IPS News
For the second year in a row, U.S. President Barack Obama has waived a Congressionally-mandated ban on military aid for four countries that use child soldiers.
U.S. Retains Title of "Lord of War" By Flooding the World With Weapons
Posted on: Sep 27, 2011, Source: IPS News
Once again, the U.S. saturates the developing world, and just about everywhere else, with arms, according to new U.S. government report.
Exposed: Right-Wing Think Tanks and Bloggers Conducted Secret 10-Year Campaign to Fan Fear of Muslims
Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: IPS News
Extremist foundations, think tanks, pundits, and bloggers carried out a 10-year-old campaign to promote fear of Islam and Muslims in the U.S.
Violence Against Bahrain Protesters Vexes U.S. Officials
Posted on: Feb 17, 2011, Source: Inter Press Service
U.S. Immigration System Is a Broken Behemoth
Posted on: Aug 19, 2010, Source: IPS News
A new study suggests that more people will wind up in detention as efforts to fix the system are stymied.
What's Behind the Convenient Timing of the Afghanistan Mineral Story?
Posted on: Jun 18, 2010, Source: IPS News
Why publicize information that's been public for months? Might it have something to do with the fact that Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history?
U.S. to Triple Non-Military Aid to Pakistan
Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: IPS News
Late last week, Congress cleared legislation that would raise the level of U.S. non-military aid to Islamabad over the next five years to an annual rate of 1.5 billion dollars.
Obama Strikes Tougher Tone on Honduran Coup, Calls it 'Terrible Precedent' For Region
Posted on: Jun 30, 2009, Source: IPS News
'We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the President of Honduras,' Obama said.
"Unprecedented" Attack by Israel Lobby Led to Chas Freeman's Downfall
Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: IPS News
The resignation of Obama's pick for National Intelligence Council Chair is a blow to hopes for a new approach to Israel-Palestine issues.
The Headline You Never Saw in the Mainstream Press: Israel Attacked Gaza on U.S. Election Day
Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: IPS News
The corporate media buried a key Israeli military attack on a Hamas target that some claim sparked the current conflagration in Gaza.
U.S: Air Force Think Tank Advises Against Iran Attack
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008, Source: IPS News
A major study produced for the U.S. Air Force by a top defense think tank concludes attacking Iran would be a disaster for the U.S.
Can Bush Attack Iran With Oil at $140 per Barrel?
Posted on: Jul 6, 2008, Source: IPS News
Forswearing military action against Tehran would ease the upwards pressure on world oil prices.
Bipartisan Campaign Seeks Presidential Executive Order to Ban Torture
Posted on: Jun 27, 2008, Source: IPS News
A muscular group of religious, military and former government officials has created an anti-torture declaration. The names may surprise you.
Senate Intelligence Committee: Bush and Cheney Misled us on Iraq
Posted on: Jun 10, 2008, Source: IPS News
In news that should surprise no one, a bipartisan report finds the Bush administration exaggerated threats of WMDs as well as Saddam/al Queda links.
As Bush's Neoceonservative Approach Crumbles, Allies Step Into the Breach
Posted on: May 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Engagement -- known as "appeasement" in the neo-conservative lexicon -- is bursting out all over the Middle East.
With House Poised to Spend $163 Billion, More Argue Iraq Should Use Oil Money to Pay for Reconstruction
Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source: IPS News
"The argument that Iraq should use its oil revenues to pay the U.S. sounds like the ultimate proof that we invaded Iraq for mercenary reasons."
Ominous Signs That White House Advisers Want More Wars
Posted on: Apr 27, 2008, Source: IPS News
Is there a resurgence by the remaining hawks in the Bush administration?
Iraq: Still a Quagmire
Posted on: Apr 16, 2008, Source: IPS News
A new assessment finds that the decrease in violence over the past six months has not led to political reconciliation.
Five Years After Invasion of Iraq: Why Did We Do It?
Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: IPS News
The official reasons haven't held up.
Bush's Final Year Looks Grim
Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: IPS News
Bush is still hoping that 2008 will keep him from being judged as one of the very worst presidents in history.
Sunni Sheikh's Assassination a Blow to Bush
Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: IPS News
'Abu Risha's murder demonstrates the strategic naivete of Bush's arguments'
Arabs Fear the U.S. and Israel, Not Iran
Posted on: Feb 12, 2007, Source: IPS News
Despite Condi Rice's talk of a "Sunni Crescent," a large poll conducted across the Middle East shows that 80 percent of Arabs consider Israel and the U.S. the two biggest external threats to their security. Six percent cited Iran.
Neocons Call for Japanese Nukes, North Korean Regime Change
Posted on: Oct 12, 2006, Source: IPS News
North Korea's claim that it conducted a nuclear test has neoconservatives making public calls for the most radical policies available to the U.S. establishment.
Analysts Fear Disaster in U.S. Course
Posted on: Aug 14, 2006, Source: Inter Press Service
Two big crises -- Iraq and Lebanon -- show signs of becoming one really, really big emergency.
Right-Wing Group Calling It Quits?
Posted on: Jun 15, 2006, Source: Inter Press Service
It looks like the Project for the New American Century, the neocon group that promoted the invasion of Iraq, is closing down.
Iran Showdown Tests Power of "Israel Lobby"
Posted on: Apr 13, 2006, Source: IPS News
The Israel Lobby seems to be the only major organised force actively pushing the confrontation with Iran toward crisis.
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