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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U.S. Military Aid Far Outpaces Democracy Assistance

Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.

U.S. Scrambles to Save Peace Talks

With a key Arab League meeting delayed until Friday, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is scrambling to keep one-month-old direct Israeli- Palestinian peace talks alive.

Obama Fighting on all Fronts

United States President Barack Obama will try this week to underline his progress in extricating the US from the morass his predecessor's "war on terror" in the Greater Middle East.

Iran Gains as Arabs’ Obama Hopes Sink

United States President Barack Obama has suffered a sharp drop in popularity in the Arab world over the past year, and Iran may be reaping the benefits, according to a major new survey of public opinion in five Arab countries.
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