Jim Lobe

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Jim Lobe is a journalist and the Washington Bureau Chief of the Inter Press Service, an international news agency specializing in coverage of issues and events of interest to developing countries.

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AIDS Appointee Shows that Business Still Rules the Roost

he appointment of a former top executive of a major U.S. pharmaceutical company and major Republican contributor as President George W. Bush's global AIDS co-ordinator has stunned and outraged AIDS experts and activists.

Pentagon Moving Swiftly to Become “Globocop”

Much like its successful military campaign in Iraq, the Pentagon is moving at breakneck speed to redeploy U.S. forces and equipment around the world in ways that will permit Washington to play "Globocop," according to a number of statements by top officia

Departure of Key Aide Marks New Powell Setback

The announcement on June 5 that the State Department's director for policy planning, Richard Haass, is leaving to become the next president of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, marks the latest sign of the eclipse of Secretary of State Coli

Credibility Gap over Iraq WMD Looms Larger

Arguments over what the administration knew about weapons of mass destruction and when it knew it--to paraphrase the famous Watergate questions--are now claiming the limelight, to the administration's clear discomfort.

A Threadbare Emperor

Like Caesar, Bush expects others to show due respect for the global hegemon, suggesting, for example, that he was ready to forgive if not quite forget those, like French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who doubted his wis
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