Jim Lobe is a contributing editor to Responsible Statecraft, the online publication of the Quincy Institute. He served as chief of the Washington bureau of Inter Press Service from 1980 to 1985 and again from 1989-2015. Best known for his coverage of the neoconservative movement’s influence on US foreign policy, he directed LobeLog.com, which focused primarily on US Middle East policy, from 2007 through 2019. In 2015, LobeLog became the first weblog to win the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Media Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis on Foreign Affairs. Proud native of Seattle, Jim graduated with Highest Honors in History from Williams College (1970) and received a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley (1974).