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by Jim Lobe Sixty-one percent of the American public prefers a deal permitting Iran to continue limited uranium enrichment and imposing intrusive inspections on its nuclear facilities in exchange for some sanctions relief, according to a unique new survey released here Tuesday. In contrast… Continue ...
by Jim Lobe. Bill Kristol was not altogether pleased with with last week's announcement of the appointment of John Bolton as Donald Trump's next national security advisor. Indeed, Kristol, who remains probably the single most influential figure in the increasingly fractious neoconservative ...

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jim Lobe, the former chief of the Washington, D.C. bureau of Inter Press Service and founder of the LobeLog.com. Here, he discusses John Bolton's views on the use of military force, as well as the implications for future U.S. policy in Iran, Korea and ... National Security Advisor
Jim Lobe notes that Pompeo met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia in December to promote an anti-Iran coalition of Israel and the Gulf Arab states. The Jerusalem-Riyadh axis wants to enlist the United States in their campaign to confront and disrupt Iran. “We absolutely need ...
By Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton. American billionaire businessman Sheldon .... Jim Lobe served for some 30 years as the Washington DC bureau chief for Inter Press Service and is best known for his coverage of U.S. foreign policy and the influence of the neoconservative movement. This article is reprinted with ...

A familiar group of super-hawkish, anti-Iran U.S. billionaires has been spending millions of dollars on a rather eclectic and somewhat bizarre organization of mainly foreign leaders. This organization, the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII), has hailed the advent of what it calls the “New Right” in Europe.
by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton A familiar group of super-hawkish, anti-Iran U.S. billionaires has been spending millions of dollars on a rather eclectic and somewhat bizarre organization of mainly foreign leaders. This organization, the Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII),… Continue Reading ...
By Jim Lobe | February 8, 2018. Killing the Iran deal with a thousand cuts. By Paul Pillar | January 15, 2018. Bibi says Iran will soon have 100 nuclear bombs. Well, where are they? By Shemuel Meir | December 17, 2017. So it is just as possible that Araghchi meant what he implied: Iran will withdraw if the ...
by Derek Davison and Jim Lobe. In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) announced that they—along with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), who was not present for the press conference—will introduce a privileged resolution that could put an ...
by Jim Lobe. Except for the ongoing war in Syria, coverage of the Middle East by the evening news programs of the three big U.S. networks virtually disappeared in 2017, according to the latest annual compilation by the authoritative Tyndall Report. Russia and Russian-related events—as in the allegations ...
The 20th century was rife with partitions, many of them involving European powers carving up colonial possessions in Africa and the Middle East with what often appears to have been little or no concern for local realities. Perhaps the most famous of these free-hand attempts at state creation is the ...
by Jim Lobe. With the eviction of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the inner precincts of the White House and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson besieged and taking fire from virtually all sides, neoconservatives – even the NeverTrumpers among them – must be quietly harboring renewed hopes that ...
Are we once again witnessing the politicization of intelligence of the kind that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Only applied to Iran this time? There are a number of indications that such a process may indeed be underway. The latest was disclosed in the wake of Monday's certification by Secretary of State ...
by Jim Lobe. Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime's impending collapse. It's not clear why this comparison has surfaced so abruptly. Its proponents don't cite any tangible ... Neocon
The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon's influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump's election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to power after so many years of being relegated to ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe. Thirty-six hours after the pre-dawn cruise-missile strike against Syria's al-Shayrat airfield, neoconservative hawks, many of whom beat the drums for war in Iraq 14 years ago, are feeling the warm spring breezes of renewal and rejuvenation. Suddenly hopeful that Donald Trump may yet be ... Neocon

“Great news for the Republic!” tweeted Sebastian Gorka, on hearing the news that CIA Director Mike Pompeo is replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Gorka, who was forced to resign from his position as a former deputy assistant to the President in major part due to his apparent membership in a ... Neocon
By Jim Lobe | February 8, 2018. Bibi says Iran will soon have 100 nuclear bombs. Well, where are they? By Shemuel Meir | December 17, 2017. The young Arab women on Israel's hasbara dream team. By Samah Salaime | October 23, 2017. The far-right is wooing LGBTQs for one reason: Islamophobia. Neocon
The piece, dissected by Jim Lobe and Derek Davison, is full of praise for Ronald Reagan's “resolve” in dealing with the Soviet Union–obligatory in the neoconservative canon–and repetitive references to Iran's meddling in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. There is, however, another element which ... Neocon
Toyota rapport Highlander tundra and more always the best deals of the year. Hi I'm Jim lobe. General manager daddy's Toyota December really started with a bank. Jasper year up all new and certified Toyota purchases Camry corolla and Tacoma and Avalon always gas per year but how are doing even ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe via IPS News Just three weeks ago, Washington's hawks, particularly of the pro-Israel neoconservative variety, were flying high, suddenly filled with hope. President Barack Obama, having trapped himself with his own “red-line” rhetoric, appeared on the verge… Continue Reading ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe via IPS News Just three weeks ago, Washington's hawks, particularly of the pro-Israel neoconservative variety, were flying high, suddenly filled with hope. President Barack Obama, having trapped himself with his own “red-line” rhetoric, appeared on the verge… Continue Reading ... Neocon
As Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe reported, the second largest source of funding for Cotton's senate campaign was Paul Singer, the pro-Israel venture capitalist who has bankrolled a who's who of neocon outfits in Washington. Cotton also benefited from nearly a million dollars in supportive advertising from the ... Neocon
As Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe reported, the second largest source of funding for Cotton's senate campaign was Paul Singer, the pro-Israel venture capitalist who has bankrolled a who's who of neocon outfits in Washington. Cotton also benefited from nearly a million dollars in supportive advertising from the ... Neocon
by Graham E. Fuller It's hard to make up a character like Kim Jong Un—his demeanor that reeks callow youth, corpulent self-indulgence, bathing in the adulation of his attendant military brass who sport the highest crowned military visors in the… Continue Reading ... Neocon
By James M. Dorsey Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because of the fate of the country's longest ruling autocrat, Hosni Mubarak, who… Continue Reading ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe Are we once again witnessing the politicization of intelligence of the kind that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? ... by Jim Lobe Secretary of Defense James Mattis remains as hostile as ever towards the Islamic Republic of Iran, as he recently made clear in remarks to The Islander, the newspaper of Mercer Island ... Neocon
Israel and the neocons still seek an excuse to bomb Iran, now citing false claims about its supposed noncompliance with the nuclear deal. The new water carrier is U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul R. Pillar. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe. With the eviction of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the inner precincts of the White House and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson besieged and taking fire from virtually all sides, neoconservatives – even the NeverTrumpers among them – must be quietly harboring renewed hopes that ... Neocon
Are we once again witnessing the politicization of intelligence of the kind that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Only applied to Iran this time? There are a number of indications that such a process may indeed be underway. The latest was disclosed in the wake of Monday's certification by Secretary of State ... Neocon
The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon's influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump's election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to power after so many years of being relegated to ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe. Thirty-six hours after the pre-dawn cruise-missile strike against Syria's al-Shayrat airfield, neoconservative hawks, many of whom beat the drums for war in Iraq 14 years ago, are feeling the warm spring breezes of renewal and rejuvenation. Suddenly hopeful that Donald Trump may yet be ... Neocon
It was another not-so-good week for Sebastian Gorka. Trump's top counter-terrorism aide has been under siege due to his past associations with far-right groups in Hungary as well as ongoing questions from well-recognized experts in the field about his actual counter-terrorism expertise and experience. Neocon
The 20th century was rife with partitions, many of them involving European powers carving up colonial possessions in Africa and the Middle East with what often appears to have been little or no concern for local realities. Perhaps the most famous of these free-hand attempts at state creation is the ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe and Charles Davis In the 1976 docudrama about the Watergate affair and the fall of Richard Nixon, All the President's Men, Bob Woodward's source at the FBI, Deep Throat, tells him to “follow the money.” To the… Continue Reading ... Neocon
By James M. Dorsey Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because of the fate of the country's longest ruling autocrat, Hosni Mubarak, who… Continue Reading ... Neocon
by Paul R. Pillar An important consequence of the unrelenting, unqualified hostility toward Iran that Donald Trump has made a centerpiece of his foreign policy is described in an article by Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times about the… Continue Reading ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through investigative reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond. It became the first weblog to receive the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through investigative reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond. It became the first weblog to receive the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through investigative reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond. It became the first weblog to receive the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and ... Neocon
by Joe Cirincione When I went on the Rachel Maddow Show on Friday, I expected to talk about the Iran nuclear accord, about the speech that President Trump had given that day. But Rachel Maddow wanted to talk about missile defense. She's… Continue Reading ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through investigative reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond. It became the first weblog to receive the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of ... Neocon
by Jim Lobe Elliott Abrams was an enthusiastic cheerleader for the “Arab Spring,” but he also loves the kingdom that has done (and spent) the most to suppress ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through investigative reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond. It became the first weblog to receive the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through investigative reports ... Neocon
by Eli Clifton On Wednesday, President Donald Trump may announce U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital while continuing to keep the U.S. embassy in in Tel Aviv. The move goes toward fulfilling his campaign promise, during a speech to… Continue Reading ... Neocon
Named after veteran journalist Jim Lobe, LobeLog provides daily expert perspectives on US foreign policy toward the Middle East through investigative reports and analyses from Washington to Tehran and beyond. It became the first weblog to receive the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of ... Neocon


 

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