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Putin the Peacemaker: Justin Raimondo
Iran: The Next War: John Pilger
Snags in India-US Nuclear Deal: Praful Bidwai
The Bureaucracy Strikes Back: Nick Turse
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Dahr Jamail

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Updated February 13, 2006 - 10:49 PM EST
Plame Was Monitoring Iran's Nukes
US Attack on Iran 'Would Kill 10,000'
Iran Delays Russia Talks, Resumes Enrichment
'Weak' Jaafari Picked to Lead New Iraq Govt
Iran, Syria Welcome Iraq's New Govt
Election Results Accentuate Iraq's 3-Way Split
Suicide Bomber, Attacks Kill 19 in Iraq
IED Strike Kills Four GIs in Afghanistan
Pakistani Nomad Women Killed in US Strike
UN Report Demands Closure of Guantanamo
Taliban, al-Qaeda Establish 'Islamic State' in NW Pakistan
Israel Cuts Off Eastern West Bank From Rest of West Bank
A 'Long War' Designed to Perpetuate Itself  by William Pfaff
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
by Dahr Jamail
The Fight Over 'Inherent' Presidential Powers  by John W. Dean
Iran: The Next War  by John Pilger
Iran a Threat to the Petrodollar?
by Emilie Rutledge
The Bureaucracy Strikes Back
by Nick Turse

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Rice Skeptical of Democracy in Russia
Iran Says Still Committed to Nuclear Treaty
Iran Is Prepared to Retaliate, Experts Warn
Senators: Cheney Should Be Probed in Leak
Bomb Buster for Iraq Hits Pentagon Snag
Federal Agents Expand Probe Into Wiretap Leak
Pro-War Ad Campaign Prepares to Launch
Footage of UK Troops 'Abusing' Iraqis Sparks Alarm in Britain
Today in Iraq
Can Shi'ite Jaafari Unify the New Iraq?
US Unconcerned About Shi'ite-Led Government in Iraq
Arab League Hopes Iraq to Form National Unity Govt: Official
Reports of Torture Return to Haunt Iraqi Jails
Iraqi Journalists Caught in Political Crossfire
Veteran Medics Help Reduce Iraq Fatalities
Trying to Try Saddam
A Haggard Saddam Forced to His Trial
Saddam Tapes: What They Don't Prove
Stormy Saddam Trial to Resume Facing Further Setbacks
Saddam Faces Showdown With Court Over Boycott
Lawyer: Saddam Not Planning Hunger Strike
Attacks Continue
23 Killed in Sunday Iraq Violence
Iraqi Gunmen Kidnap Iranian Pilgrims, Kill One
Iraq: Kidnappers Free 3 Iranian Women
Insurgents Fire Mortar Into Green Zone
Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 13
Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 12
The New Iraq
Iraqis Remain Starved of Electricity
Bird Flu Turns Iraqi Villagers Into Outcasts
Global Iraq Fallout
Australian PM: Setting an Exit Date for Iraq Would Be 'Shortsighted'
Aussie Ex-Intelligence Officer in New Iraq Kickbacks Claim
Call on Iranians Not to Travel to Iraq Illegally
The Province Where the Taliban Were Never Defeated
Wanted: A Few Good Taliban Recruits
Afghans Call on US to Stop Terrorists From Pakistan
UK Troops Head Into Afghan War Zone
Ten Years of Maoist 'People's War' Shatters Nepal
Nepal Maoists: Victory Is Within Our Grasp
Maoist Rebels Press Their Fight in Nepal
Police Find Body Near Kathmandu
Japan Socialists Declare Self-Defense Forces Unconstitutional
Tokyo Police Raid Maker for Exporting Nuclear-Related Machinery to China, Thailand
Beijing, Tokyo Talking Again
US Congress Set to Grill Internet Companies Over China Clampdown
Feeling the Squeeze of China and Russia, Mongolia Courts US
Suspected Sri Lanka Rebel Boat Blows Up
Strike Call After Assam Shootings
Bangkok Rallies Raise Heat on Thaksin
Myanmar Lashes Out at US, EU Over Sanctions
Bangladesh Opposition Returns to Parliament
Milosevic Trial Enters Its Fifth Year
Kosovo Bishop Warns of Terror
Rumsfeld Praises Algeria as a 'Good Partner'
Rumsfeld Discusses Possible Arms Sales to Algeria
Rumsfeld's Algeria Agenda: Arms Sales and Closer Ties
Islamist Party Gains Ground in Morocco
Feud With King Tests Freedoms in Morocco
Annan to Meet With Bush on Darfur 'Peacekeeping' Force
Merkel Prepared to Send Troops to Congo, Reports Say
Bomb Plot Suspects Arrested in Kenya
Haitian Official Alleges Vote Manipulation
Preval Drops Below 50 Percent in Haiti Vote: Partial Results
Protesters March Through Haiti's Capital in Support of Preval
Spain Urged to Reconsider Withdrawing Haiti Troops
In Other News
Pacific Islanders Decide Destiny
Chavez Deadline for US Preachers
Bush Hit From the Right
Right Says Bush Is Wrong
Bush-Bashing on the Rise Within GOP
Congressional Republicans Annoyed by Bush Wiretapping Stance
House Intel Chair Questions Value of Spy Program
Brits Brutalized Iraqis
British Military Arrests Man Over Iraq Abuse Video
British Reputation for 'Discipline' Another Victim of the Insurgency
UK: Few Troops Involved in Iraqi Abuse
Why Didn't an Officer Stop These Attacks?
Blair Promises Iraq Abuse Probe
Abuse Video Damages British Position as 'Liberators'
British Army on Alert for Backlash Over Abuse
British Presence in Iraq Fundamental – Blair
Brutal British Troops on Video
The War at Home
Chevron Chief: Bush Misunderstands Oil Market
Key Democrats Say NSA Spying Necessary
Congressmen Hope to Wean US Officials From Saudi Money
Iraq War Profiteering Trial Begins This Week
Cheney Shoots Man on Hunting Trip in Texas
Albuquerque Nurse Investigated for 'Sedition' After Writing Letter to Editor
Rice: Osama on the Run, al-Qaeda Weakened
Gore: Iran Is a 'Danger for World'
Innocent, but in Limbo at Guantánamo
US Threatens to Send Somali Pirates to Guantánamo
Iowa Sheriff Designed Chair Now Used to Torture Gitmo Inmates
US Military
Years After Two Afghans Died, Abuse Case Falters
US Military Blamed as Britain Kicks Out Islanders
Tiniest of Dots on Map Loom Large on Military Radar
Army Offers Incentives to Try to Retain Officers
Pentagon's Messy Books Defy Auditors
'Cyber Storm' Tests US Defenses
Young Vets Jobless Rate Startling to Lawmakers
Cartoon Row
Rice Warns Cartoon Protests Could 'Spin Out of Control'
Iran Rejects Accusations It Inflamed Violence, Demands Apology
Yemen Detains Journalists for Republishing Cartoons
Algeria Arrests Editors Over Cartoons
Indonesia Laments Danish Pullout
Main Danish Opposition Party Seriously Weakened by Cartoon
Tens of Thousands Rally in Turkey to Protest Cartoon
Settlers Scrawl Mohammed Insults on West Bank Mosque
Vandals in Denmark Strike Muslim Graves
Assad Reshuffles Cabinet, Signals Defiance
Despite UN Probe, Syria Keeps Hard-Liner
Assad Keeps Options Open
Joining Politics, Hezbollah Discovers Price – Disarmament and Fewer Ties to Iran, Syria
New Palestinian Govt
Olmert: New Rules Will Apply With Hamas-Led PA
Olmert Softens Tone on Russia-Hamas Talks
Israel Uses Hamas-Chechen Link to Affect Russian Public Opinion
Rice: Russia Will Demand That Hamas Disarm
Russia and France Reach Out to Hamas
Hamas Leader to Seek Arab League Support
Israel Doubts Claims 'Civilian Paratrooper' Landed West Bank
Three Qassam Rockets Land North of Gaza Strip, No Injuries
Israeli, Palestinian Audiences Divided Over Paradise Now
Israel Lobbies Against 'Palestine' Tag at Oscars
Middle East
Did Yemen Escapees Get Inside Help?
Muslim Brotherhood Objects to Delay in Egyptian Polls
Kuwaiti Woman in Landmark Run for Municipal Seat
Huge Demonstration as Iran Marks Islamic Revolution

Justin Raimondo
Putin the Peacemaker

Praful Bidwai
Snags Surface in India-US Nuclear Deal

Sascha Matuszak

Alan Bock
Another Stellar Week in the War on Terror

David R. Henderson
Why Libertarians Should be Critical of War

Nebojsa Malic
Empire's Choice

Ivan Eland
More Defense Dollars, Less Security

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

Charles Peña
Going Old School on al-Qaeda

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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