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Jim Lobe is the Washington bureau chief for Inter Press Service.
How Neocons Helped Create Trump
Posted on: Aug 25, 2016, Source: LobeLog
Try as they might to distance themselves, Bush-era officials created an environment for Trump to thrive.
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.
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?
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