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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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

Is Tehran Back in the Crosshairs of the Neocon Crusade?

Reports that top officials in the administration of President George W. Bush met Tuesday, May 27th to discuss U.S. policy toward Iran, including possible efforts to overthrow its government, mark a major advance in what has been an 18-month-old campaign b

New Global AIDS Bill Meets Activist Skepticism

Africa and anti-AIDS activists complained after the vote that the bill retained serious flaws and warned that the $15 billion provided by the package still faces a number of legislative and executive obstacles before the money can actually be spent.
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