Today's Highlights

Might the Arabs Have a Point? Pat Buchanan
Their Armageddonites, and Ours: Jon Basil Utley
Our Friends, the Peacekeepers: Nebojsa Malic
Alito Probed on Executive Powers: William Fisher
No Letup in Iraq Kidnappings: Conley/Rashid

It's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling.
Lt. Gen. James Mattis, USMC
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Updated January 12, 2006 - 11:24 PM EST

UK Officer: US Army Own Worst Enemy

Padilla Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Cell Charges

Bush Adviser: Defeat Terror for the Economy

Bush Nominee Probed on Executive Powers

Local Insurgents Clash With al-Qaeda in Iraq

Russia Won't Block US on Iran

German Spies Aided Iraq War Effort: Report

Key Shi'ite Backs Away From Charter Accord

Their Armageddonites, and Ours  by Jon Basil Utley
The Yes Man and the Thug
by Farhad Manjoo
Sedition Laws Storm
 by Bruce McCabe
Might the Arabs Have a Point?
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Just a Coup Away  by Aaron Belkin
The Perpetually Perfervid Peretz
by Jack Shafer

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Poll: 55 Percent Say Iraq War Not Worth Fighting

Attempt to Tie Iran, Iraq to Nuke Plot Bypassed US Intel

Former Powell Aide: Iran Benefits From Iraq War

Iraq Kidnappings Worse 'Than Ever Before'

Rice Threatens Syria With UN Action

Bush: Spy Hearings OK Only if They 'Don't Help the Enemy'

General Asserts Right Not to Incriminate Himself in Abuse Case

Israel Hands Pat Robertson $50 Million Punishment for Sharon Remark
Iraq Today

Many Wounds to Heal

Iraq Still a Soft Target for Suicide Bombers

Family Believes Man Abducted in Iraq Dead

Iraqi Children Venture Out to Play on Muslim Holiday

A Sliver of Iraq's Past Feels the Pressures of the Present

Najaf Remaking Itself as a Tourist Draw

Security Incidents in Iraq, Jan. 12
Iraqi Politics

Politics on Hold as Iraq Marks Muslim Holiday

Iraqi Interior Minister: Major Steps Taken to End Rights Abuses, Corruption


UN Sanctions Loom After Iran's Nuclear Defiance

US Has 'Intensive Diplomacy' Under Way on Iran

Britain Pushes for Action Against a Defiant Iran

Rafsanjani: Sanctions Won't Stop Iran's Nuclear Research

European Foreign Ministers to Call for Emergency Talks on Iran's Nuclear Plan

Ex-IAEA No. 2 Offers New Iran Nuke Plan

West Finds Its Options on Iran Are Limited

US Congressmen: China Offers to Help Rein in Iran


Czech Cabinet Approves Sending Special Force Unit to Afghanistan

Dutch Split Over Afghanistan Deployment

Dutch Premier Pledges Afghan Troops

US to Cover Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan

South Asia

India Invites Kashmiri Separatists for Talks

15 Killed in Southwest Pakistan Clashes

US Turning Against Musharraf?

Nepal Policemen Missing After Communist Attack

Sri Lanka Says Foils Deadly Ambush as War Fears Swirl


UN Panel Urges Sanctions Against Both Sudan, Rebels

Sudan Threatens to Oust Ex-Rebels From Flashpoint Town


Border Tension Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Eases

Sudan Military Still Aiding Uganda Rebel Army


Morales Extends Conciliatory Hand to US

Bolivia's Morales Plans State Control of Gas Reserves


Brazil Says US Aims to Block Venezuela Plane Deal

Dirty War Argentinean May Face 17,000 Years

Canadian Liberal Party Seeks Space Weapon Ban

Canada's Conservatives Boost Lead

Peru Angry Over Chávez Words


Croatia Wants Serb Commander for War Crimes Charges

Day of Reckoning for Terrorist Who Killed Man Who Saved Him

Row Over Mussolini's Nazi Army Opens Old Wounds

United Nations

Oil-for-Food Suspect 'Kidnapped'

US Says UN Should Bar Rights Abusers From New Body

Spying on Americans
Former NSA Employee Admits to Being New York Times Source

Democrats to Hold Own Hearings on Warrantless Wiretaps

Guantánamo Bay

US Court Will Decide if New Law Regarding Gitmo Detainees Applies Retroactively

Gitmo Tribunal of 'Propagandist' Resumes

Gitmo Prisoner Rejects US War Tribunal

Guantanamo Bay's Unhappy Anniversary

500 Detainees at Guantánamo Four Years On

US Military

Pentagon Seeks More Commandos

Navy Searches for Missing Aircraft, Crew

Army to Send Body Armor Plates to Iraq

Iraq Vet From NC Accused of Stabbing Wife 71 Times

War at Home

Poll: War Support Loses Lieberman a Little Support in CT

Americans Doubt Iraq Will Govern Itself Soon

Muslim Visitors to US 'Targeted Unfairly'

Abducted Journalist Felt Called by Iraq War

United Kingdom

Radical Cleric Goes on Trial in London

UK Once Again Tries to Extend Terror Detention Limit

Sharon/Israeli Politics

Doctor: Sharon's Disease Was Kept Secret for Fear of Political Damage

Israel's Olmert Emerging From Sharon's Shadow

Doctors Warn Against Excess Optimism Over Sharon

Likud Ministers Say No to Netanyahu's Call to Quit


Israelis Ponder Mixed Blessing of Evangelical Christian Support

Four Officers, 11 Settlers Injured as Illegal West Bank Outpost Razed

West Bank Settlers Vow Resistance as Outpost Dismantled


Israeli Police Arrest Palestinians for Hanging Campaign Posters

Ban Shifts Hamas to Quiet Campaign

EU Will Be Unable to Monitor Palestinian Vote if Violence Continues

The Obstacle Course to School


US Envoy to North Korea Nuclear Talks Starts Asia Tour

US Urges Resumed North Korea Talks

Kim Jong Il Said to Reach Shanghai by Plane


Cambodia Activist Freed on Bail

Mongolian Government in Crisis

Russia and Her Neighbors

Putin, Yushchenko Defend Gas Deal

Ukraine Says It Will Not Buy Any Gas From Russia

Yushchenko Warns of Turmoil After Government Sacking

Yushchenko Says Parliament Destabilizes Ukraine

Velvet Revolutionaries Cowed by Dominance of Autocratic Neighbors

Uzbek Court Tries Rights Activist

Kazakhstan's President Sworn In

Man Convicted of Trying to Kill Bush at Georgian Rally


Justin Raimondo
Abramoff and the Israeli Connection

Nebojsa Malic
Our Friends, the Peacekeepers

Ivan Eland
An Imperial Presidency Based on Constitutional Quicksand

David R. Henderson
Milton and David Friedman on Military Intervention

Alan Bock
Ukraine: More Than Gas at Stake

Charles Peña
Troop Reduction Legerdemain

Praful Bidwai
Nuclear Clouds Gather
Over Asia

Sascha Matuszak
Drums in the Streets

Ran HaCohen
Democracy and Colonialism

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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