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The Battle for McCain

Published on April 10th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

(I apologize for not having posted in some three weeks. A trip to China, followed by various technical glitches that made it impossible to save postings, are mostly responsible.) Thursday’s New York Times has a useful ... Read More


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Is the Pentagon Policy Shop Funding Likudist Fronts?

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

Remember the curious and intriguing interconnections between One Jerusalem, a Likud/settler group chaired by Natan Sharansky, and two U.S-led “NGOs” with overlapping or interchangeable directorates — the “Policy Forum on International Security Affairs (PF)” and the ... Read More


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Perle, the New York Times, and Chutzpah

Published on March 16th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

Marking the impending fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Sunday’s influential ‘Week in Review’ section of the New York Times asked “nine experts on military and foreign affairs to reflect on their attitudes in ... Read More


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State Dep’t: Criticism of Israel = Anti-Semitism?

Published on March 14th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

In the most recent edition of its annual “Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism” released Thursday, the State Department — and hence the U.S. government — moves ever more closely to a long-standing neo-conservative tenet: that criticism of Israel ... Read More


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Fallon’s Fall Is Bad News

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

As much as I would like to agree with Steve Clemons and Chris Nelson, I think Adm. Fallon’s resignation is very bad news, less because it signals war with Iran, as a few analysts have argued ... Read More


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Problems at Freedom’s Watch?

Published on March 9th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

The Washington Post has a brief item Sunday indicating some major staff turmoil at Freedom’s Watch, which has appeared to be a spin-off of the well-endowed Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC). Its president and CEO, Bill Blakeman, ... Read More


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The Bush Doctrine in Embryo

Published on February 29th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

The independent National Security Archive has just published recently declassified documents regarding the birth and evolution of the infamous Defense Planning Guidance (DPG) that was leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post in ... Read More


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Some of FDD’s Bigger Donors and Another Defection

Published on February 29th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

As Donna Brazile blamed the “influence of their funders” on FDD’s increasingly “radical right-wing” orientation, it might be helpful to list those individuals and institutions that, according to publicly available tax records, have contributed $100,000 or ... Read More


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