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Jim Lobe is the Washington bureau chief for Inter Press Service.
Pentagon Strategy Creates Rift Among Hawks
Posted on: Mar 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The U.S. military's attempts to "decapitate" the Iraqi leadership is worrying the neoconservatives who are hoping for an all-out war.
Bush's Axis of Upheaval
Posted on: Mar 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Despite the rhetoric about bringing democracy to the region, the neocons shaping U.S. foreign policy would be just as happy if the war led to a balkanized, unstable Middle East.
Muslim Democracy Foils Bush's Imperial Plans
Posted on: Mar 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The Turkish parliament's refusal to open up bases to U.S. forces is a symptom of rising global anger at the Bush administration.
Bush Channels Neoconservative Vision
Posted on: Feb 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The content of President Bush's speech on the Middle East ominously echoed the radical unilateralist vision of its audience -- the rightwing hawks at the American Enterprise Institute.
Iraq War Endangers NATO
Posted on: Feb 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The widening diplomatic rift over the war is jeopardizing the United States' relationship with its closest long-standing allies.
Elliott Abrams Is Back
Posted on: Dec 8, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
The rehabilitation of a major player in the Iran-Contra scandal is a bad omen, not just for U.S. foreign policy but also for the Middle East.
The War Party Gets Organized
Posted on: Nov 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq is being touted as a "new" organization. But it is made up of the same cabal of conservatives who have been pushing for a militaristic, aggressive foreign policy for decades.
The Men Who Stole the Show
Posted on: Nov 3, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
A small group of right-wing strategists, ideologues, and operatives have hijacked U.S. foreign policy, shifting it to the extreme right.
Nobel Committee Honors Carter, Disses Bush
Posted on: Oct 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee says the selection of Jimmy Carter is also a criticism of current U.S. foreign policy.
The Anniversary of a Neo-Imperial Moment
Posted on: Sep 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet
Bush's foreign policy -- including the plan to attack Iraq -- is not about fighting terrorism, but dreams of global dominance as revealed in a document leaked 10 years ago.
The Chicken Hawk Factor
Posted on: Sep 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The army of media pundits, cabinet members, and military experts arrayed in favor of an attack on Iraq have one startling fact in common. Not one of them has a shred of wartime experience.
The War Within Washington
Posted on: Aug 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The simmering feud between Republican hawks and moderates over the planned attack on Iraq is finally coming to a boil. Come September, it may turn into a full-blown war.
The Unimportance of Being Colin Powell
Posted on: Jul 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet
Colin Powell has lost virtually every major policy battle to the most reckless, single-minded members of the administration. So why does he stay?
Bush Stomps on Reproductive Rights
Posted on: Jul 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The White House decision to cut off all aid for the United Nations Population Fund is aimed at pleasing the Christian right.
Bush Threatens Future of Peacekeeping
Posted on: Jul 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet
European allies fear the White House's threat to withdraw from international peacekeeping operations is evidence of an agenda to put the U.S. beyond the reach of international law.
Right-Wing Hawks Win Big On Middle East
Posted on: Jun 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet
President Bush's policy address marks a resounding victory for Ariel Sharon and the pro-Likud faction -- and major setback for peace activists on either side of the conflict.
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Posted on: Jun 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet
Human rights and death-penalty abolition groups hailed last week's landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court banning the execution of mentally disabled inmates.
New Bush AIDS Plan Outrages Activists
Posted on: Jun 19, 2002, Source: AlterNet
AIDS activists and their supporters are calling Bush's global AIDS plan a hoax that has all the earmarkings of shady alliances and backdoor tactics.
Poll Points Toward Peace
Posted on: May 12, 2002, Source: AlterNet
A little-noted survey released last week revealed that most Americans do not agree with Bush's strong support of Ariel Sharon.
Bush 'Unsigns' War Crimes Treaty
Posted on: May 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The Bush administration has pulled out of the treaty to establish the International Criminal Court -- a move that is both unprecedented and foolhardy.
A Foreign Policy Debacle
Posted on: Apr 17, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The White House handling of the coup in Venezuela destroyed U.S. credibility in Latin America -- and left the Administration looking, well, stupid.
A Rightwing Blueprint for the Middle East
Posted on: Apr 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet
A highly influential cabal of rightwingers have a radical vision for the Middle East -- and they include some of Bush's closest advisers.
Hawks Control U.S. Mideast Policy
Posted on: Apr 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet
As Israel invades the Palestinian territories, the Bush administration's respponse is being framed by two men who despise Yasser Arafat -- Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
The War on Dissent Widens
Posted on: Mar 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet
A powerful group of neo-conservative war hawks is launching a bold new public relations campaign attacking anyone who disagrees with Bush's war on terrorism.
One, Two, Many Afghanistans
Posted on: Mar 6, 2002, Source: Inter Press Service
The U.S. is committing military forces to new hotspots at a dizzying pace. If recent casualties in Afghanistan are any indication, this headlong expansion may come at a high price.
Activists Protest Expanding Aid to Colombia
Posted on: Feb 26, 2002, Source: OneWorld.net
Human rights, policy, and church groups say drug war aid to Colombia is being used by the government to win the country's civil war.
An Enron War On Terrorism
Posted on: Feb 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet
If Kenneth Lay were put in charge of the war on terrorism, he would probably conduct it much the same way his fellow Texas oilman and beneficiary of Enron largesse, George W. Bush, has.
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