Stories by Jim Lobe

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

Posted on: Aug 25, 2016, Source: LobeLog

Try as they might to distance themselves, Bush-era officials created an environment for Trump to thrive.

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: 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?