Jim Lobe

Jim Lobe has served as Washington DC correspondent and chief of the Washington bureau of Inter Press Service (IPS), an international news agency specializing in coverage of issues and events of interest to developing countries, from 1980 to 1985, and again from 1989 to the present. He also runs the influential LobeLog website.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 2:45pm
Neocons Launch 2016 Manifesto
A mostly neoconservative group of national-security analysts have published perhaps the first comprehensive outline of what they believe a Republican foreign policy should look like as of Inauguration Day 2017. It’s titled “Choosing to Lead: American Foreign Policy for a Disordered World.” Although...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:45am
Dick Cheney Never Disappoints
Previewing his September 8 address on the Iran deal to (who else?) the American Enterprise Institute, Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have published a lengthy op-ed (“Restoring American Exceptionalism” ) in Saturday’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal . It’s predictably over the top,...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:15pm
Republicans Overreach: Part Deux
Of course, the story of the day on the Iran front is the publication of what its authors titled, “An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” It was signed by 47 Republican senators led by freshman Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who, as reported by LobeLog , received nearly $1...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:45pm
Forget Bibi: Let’s Hear More from Our NATO Allies
As a framework deal for a comprehensive nuclear accord between the P5+1 and Iran becomes more likely by the end of the month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu and his U.S. allies are stepping up their efforts to sabotage any agreement through the Republican majority in both houses...
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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Bibi-Boehner Fiasco Continues as Fallout Spreads
The Bibi-Boehner fiasco appears to be the gift that keeps on giving. At least, it continues to buoy the hopes of those who want the P5+1 and Iranian negotiators to forge a framework accord by the notional deadline of March 24 to be followed by a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear program by...
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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 1:00pm
On Iran, Ashton Carter Has Been Hawkish
Neoconservative and other Iran hawks have to be at least somewhat encouraged by Obama’s imminent nomination of Ashton Carter as Chuck Hagel’s replacement at the Pentagon. Before his service—first as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and then as Deputy Secretary of...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 9:30am
Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks
WASHINGTON - Buoyed by the failure of the U.S. and five other powers to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme after a week of intensive talks, pro-Israel and Republican hawks are calling for Washington to ramp up economic pressure on Tehran even while talks continue,...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:30am
Despite Media, Rightwing Ebola Hype, US Public Resists Total Panic
WASHINGTON - Despite media hype, missteps by federal health agencies, and apparent efforts by right-wing and some neo-conservatives to foment fear about the possible spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., most of the public remain at least “fairly” confident in the authorities’ ability to deal with...
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:45am
'Boots in the Air': US Combat Helicopters Join Fight over Iraq
WASHINGTON - Hopes that the strategy announced by President Barack Obama a month ago against the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL) might yield a relatively quick victory have disappeared amidst growing fears that the U.S.-led air campaign has at most only slowed the radical group’s...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:45am
US Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle
WASHINGTON - U.S. combat troops may be deployed against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) if the strategy announced by President Barack Obama last week fails to make substantial progress against the radical Sunni group, Washington’s top military officer warned here Tuesday. The statement...
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