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Posts Tagged ‘progressive internationalism’

Neo-conservatives don’t exist

Posted by Jesse on March 10, 2009

Or so says Richard Perle. He “declined to identify what was a neo-conservative philosophy, or worldview”. Here’s the WaPo article Lobe refers to “Prince of Darkness Denies Own Existence”.

This interview with Jim Lobe starts out giving some nice examples and insights on various political movements concerning US policy. Specifically, liberal internationalism, neo-conservatism, realism, intervention, and unilateralism and how these lines are divided, (especially concerning the middle east and Israel).

Scott Horton asks about Dennis Ross,  his background and significance, etc.

From antiwar.com:

Jim Lobe, Washington Bureau Chief for Inter Press Service, discusses the balance of power between different foreign policy factions, the work record of Dennis Ross from Oslo Accord negotiator to WINEP associate, the centrality of uranium refining in U.S./Iran relations, the resurgence of the Arab League and the National Intelligence Council appointment saga of Chas Freeman.

MP3 here. (62:41)

Jim Lobe is best known for his coverage of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the neo-conservative influence in the Bush administration. The Washington Bureau Chief of the international news agency Inter Press Service (IPS), Lobe has also written for Foreign Policy In Focus, Alternet, Tompaine.com, and was featured in BBC and ABC television documentaries about motivations for the US invasion of Iraq. His articles appear regularly on Antiwar.com.

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Obama/Biden/Bush/Cheney: Same strategy, different election

Posted by Jesse on December 30, 2008

Biden: Progressive Internationalism: A Democratic National Security Strategy is a clear alternative to “the neoconservative right and the non-interventionist left.”

  1. [Promote] Franklin Roosevelt’s pledge to make America the “arsenal of democracy”
  2. America should use its unparalleled power to defend our country and to shape a world
  3. We favor vibrant, entrepreneurial markets, open trade, and active governance to ensure honest competition.
  4. U.S. leadership is integral to shaping a world congenial to our interests and values……strengthening and reforming international institutions — the United Nations, the international financial institutions, the World Trade Organization

PNAC:

Project for the New American Century is a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership.

We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership

• we need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future;
• we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values;
• we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad;
• we need to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.
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