Stories by Jim Lobe

Jim Lobe is the Washington bureau chief for Inter Press Service. subscribe to Jim Lobe's feed

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: Inter Press Service

Legislation imposing more sanctions on Iran has stalled in the U.S. Senate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service

It's still unclear what the Obama administration's grand strategy towards Syria is.

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.

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.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service

According to the latest Global Militarisation Index, Israel is number one in the arms race.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2011, Source: Inter Press Service

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2008, Source: IPS News

Forswearing military action against Tehran would ease the upwards pressure on world oil prices.

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.

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.

Posted on: May 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Engagement -- known as "appeasement" in the neo-conservative lexicon -- is bursting out all over the Middle East.

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."

Posted on: Apr 27, 2008, Source: IPS News

Is there a resurgence by the remaining hawks in the Bush administration?

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.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: IPS News

The official reasons haven't held up.

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.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: IPS News

'Abu Risha's murder demonstrates the strategic naivete of Bush's arguments'

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.

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.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2006, Source: Inter Press Service

Two big crises -- Iraq and Lebanon -- show signs of becoming one really, really big emergency.

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.

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.