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News
Updated November 22, 2013 - 11:26 PM EST
White House: Israel's Iran Stance Will Lead to War
 
  Iran Talks Progress, Foreign Ministers Head to Geneva
  Senate Leaders Promise New Iran Sanctions After Recess
  Nuclear Talks: What Does Iran Have the 'Right' to Do?
Karzai Wants Pact Delay, Obama Issues Ultimatum
 
  Senators Want to Vote on Continued Afghan Presence
Pakistan's Khan to Block NATO After Drone Strike
 
  US Vows No More Pakistan Drone Strikes, Then Kills Eight at School
  US Denies Destroyed Pakistani School Was Really a School
  House Panel Rejects Provision Requiring Account of Drone Casualties
UN Anti-Spying Resolution Weakened for US, UK
 
  Meet the FBI Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work
  Who's Least Critical of NSA Spying? Democrats
  Most of NSA's Data Collection Authorized by Order Reagan Issued
Bombs Across Central Iraq Leave 79 Dead
Officials: Dozens of Americans Tried to Join Syria Rebels
Humanitarian Crisis Worsening Amid Gaza Blockade
Asylum-Seekers in Germany Unwittingly Used for Intel
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The NSA Overreach Poses a Serious Threat to Our Economy  Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
US Has War and Middle East Fatigue  by Amir Oren
An Unfalsifiable Counterterrorism Strategy Makes Us Less Safe  by Conor Friedersdorf
US Middle East Strategy: Back to Balancing  by Stephen M. Walt
Utahns Should Deny Water to NSA Center  by Connor Boyack
Is NSA Really Preventing Terrorist Attacks?  by Justin Elliott & Theodoric Meyer

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German Politicians to Get Encrypted Phones
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Israel/Palestine
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Syria
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Lebanon
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Middle East
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