And Helena Cobban,

whose blog on Middle East politics,, is consistently among the very best, informed as it is by decades of on-the-ground reporting (mostly for the Christian Science Monitor) and analytical expertise. I refer in particular to her analysis Sunday of the intersection of Israeli politics, what is happening in Gaza now, and how difficult it will be to stop in the absence of serious external pressure, including, but not exclusively, from the United States.

I also highly recommend Helena’s book, Re-Engage! America and the World After Bush. It was reviewed by my colleague, Ali Gharib, back in July shortly after its publication. As the title implies, the book’s vision goes far beyond the Middle East.

Jim Lobe

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.


One Comment

  1. Thanks for continually trying , Jim. At present, however, I truly believe that nothing will change until the total corruption of the Empire – led by the moneylenders – is completed and they are kicked out of the temple. Like many others, I do hope that this stock market collapse turns into a rout to completely destroy the dark forces that run the country.

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