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Democracy vs. Freedom: Jarret Wollstein
Hawks Looking for New and Bigger Enemies?: Lobe
Building Confidence: Gordon Prather
Bush's Wavering Halts Peace Talks: Gareth Porter
Another Shoe Drops From Abu Ghraib: Dave DeBatto

Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.
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Updated May 6, 2006 - 10:40 PM EDT
Bush Admin Won't Talk With Main Foes
Missile Downs UK Helicopter as Iraqis Cheer
Copter Crash Kills 10 Americans in Afghanistan
Poll: Republican Right Abandoning Bush
Bush Calls Terror Fight World War III
Hawks Looking for New and Bigger Enemies?
Bush's Wavering Halts Insurgent Peace Talks
Goss Out at CIA: How He Failed
Libby Plans to Call on Rove to Testify in CIA Leak Case
Libby Lawyer to Argue Bush's Role in Plame Leak
Judge Denies Libby Access to Documents
Is American Foreign Policy an Infinite Crisis?  by Brian Doherty
Our Monarch, Above the Law
by Scot Lehigh
A US 'Propaganda' Program, al-Zarqawi, and the New York Times  by Greg Mitchell
Another Shoe Drops From Abu Ghraib  by Dave DeBatto
Building Confidence  by Gordon Prather
Mission (Really) Not Accomplished
by John Nichols

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Cheney Urges Energy Export Routes That Bypass Russia
Poll: Bush's Approval Falls to New Low
Iraq at the Mercy of 'Kingmaker' Muqtada
Iraqi Police 'Killed 14-Year-Old Boy for Being Homosexual'
US Tells of Iraq Insurgents' New Tactics
Danish PM: Anti-Cartoon Furor Convinced Us to Leave Troops in Iraq
Bush Complains Iraq War Drowns Out Good Economic News
As Profits Surge, Oil Giants Find Hurdles Abroad
Chinese Uighurs Wrongly Held at Gitmo Will Be Sent to Albania
Saudi King, Cuba's Castro Among World's Richest Rulers: Forbes
South Korea Protesters Fight Police Again Over US Base
Today in Iraq
Not All See Video Mockery of Zarqawi as Good Strategy
Baghdad Men Gather Arms, Work Shifts to Guard Families
Shi'ite Shrine Attack Blamed for Refugee Exodus
Baghdad Shi'ites Hold Silent Protest Against Displacements
US Troops Kill Three Rebels in Iraq
Iraqi Kurds
Iraqi Kurds Flee Border Region as Tensions Mount
Iraqi Kurds Caught Between Rebels, Foreign Forces
Iraqi Kurds Warn Guerrillas Over Turkey, Iran Conflict
Kurds, Turks Forging New Ties to Help Rebuild Northern Iraq
Attacks Continue
Roadside Bomb Kills Three US Soldiers in Iraq
Five Bodies Found in Western Iraq
Developments in Iraq on May 6
Developments in Iraq on May 5
The New Iraq
Snapshots on the Road From Baghdad
Oil Ministry Is Key to Unlocking Paralysis in Iraq
Al-Qaem Offers Glimpse of Postwar Order in Sunni Heartland
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Global Iraq Fallout
Talabani: Syria Terror Source, Iran Danger
Denmark to Keep Troops in Iraq, Shift Some to UN
Polish Populist to Press for Withdrawal From Iraq
Puzzle Over Iraqi Looter Burial
Iran: Iraq Government Must Pave Way for Quick US Withdrawal
Two Italian Soldiers Killed, Four Wounded by Roadside Bomb South of Kabul
11 Killed in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Ambivalence Toward Switch to Legal Crops
Ending Unrest in Afghanistan Will 'Take Time': General
No Troops to Afghanistan: India
Taliban Renew Warning to Indians
NATO to Use 'Robust Force' on Taliban
Afghan Tribal Chief Killed
Aussie Soldier Shot in Afghan Skirmish
Pakistan Army Official Slams Indian War Game Comments
Pakistan Not a Failed State, Says US Official
14 Injured as Indian Kashmir Closes to Protest Sex Scandal
Kashmir Separatists Want Militants to Join Talks
Rebels Agree to Peace Talks With Nepal
Maoists and Government Edge Towards Peace Talks in Nepal
Nepal's Army Says Rebels Kidnap Three Policemen
Nepal Maoist Leader: Women Driving Movement
Nepal's New Govt to Release Jailed Rebels as Part of Peace Effort
Norway Rules Out Nepal Role
South Korea
Dramatic Raid Ousts South Korean Anti-Base Activists
South Korea Plan for Disputed Islands
China Left Out of US-Hosted Anti-Terror Meet
In China's Oil Quest, No Deal Is Too Unsavory
China Memoir Furor Stirs Memories of Purged Leader
Okinawa Unhappy With Relocation of US Base
Koizumi's BMD Legacy
East Timor
East Timor Residents Flee Capital
US Issues East Timor Alert
Ex-FBI Analyst Pleads Guilty to Passing Secrets to Philippine Coup Plotters
Sri Lanka Navy, Air Force Clash With Tamil Rebels
Kazakhstan Killing Dims Leader's Image
Uzbekistan Shuts Down US Charity
Suharto 'Unstable' Despite Treatment
US Allows Myanmar Refugees Asylum
US Warns Russia on Democracy
Russian Media Warn of New Cold War
Russian Navy to Join Hunt for Terrorists in Mediterranean
Moscow Jury Acquits Two Chechens in Murder of US Journalist
Fourth Round of Kosovo Talks Ends Without Progress
Serbia Makes More Arrests in Hunt for Mladic
Macedonia, Kosovo Border to Stay Unchanged
Clarke Is Fired in Cabinet Purge
Menezes Leak Trio in the Clear
Iran Will Change Policies if IAEA Asks: Ahmadinejad
UN Haggles Over Iran Draft as Turkey Warns Against Nuclear Proliferation
Poll: Most Americans Urge for Diplomacy With Iran
US Challenges Russia to Break Iran Draft Impasse
Russia Unsure if Iran Is a Threat
Analysts Skeptical of Iran Oil Plan
Cheney Says Iran Should Renounce Nukes
Ahmadinejad Rejects 'Nuclear Apartheid,' Demands Respect
Iranian Cleric Says US, UN Can't 'Bully' Iran
Annan Encourages Iran Talks
Talk to Iran, Bush Urged
Goss Out at CIA
Bush Ends Goss's Stormy Tenure by Forcing Him Out as CIA Chief
Sources: CIA Director Forced Out
The Fix-It Man Leaves, but the Agency's Cracks Remain
General Michael Hayden: New Chief at CIA?
Negroponte Still Faces Uphill Battle to Change System
War on Terror
Judges Challenge Internet Wiretap Rules
House OKs $5.5 Billion for Port Security
Bill Would Require Govt to Define What Is Abuse and What Isn't
US: 'Relatively Few' Detainees Actually Abused
US Denies Terror Suspect Torture
UN Says US Must Combat Torture More
Senate Panel, Bush May Fight Over Detainees
Mandate for ID Meets Resistance From States
BATF: Cigarettes Being Used to Fund Terror
Top Australian Judge Raises Questions About Gitmo Detainee's Treatment
Where Men Rot
The War at Home
'West Point' Off Limits to Antiwar Alums
Memorial Cost at Ground Zero Nears $1 Billion
Cheney on Mission to Get More Oil for US Markets
Midwest Catholic Workers Arrested for Trespassing at Recruiting Station
US Military
Air Force to Examine Fundraising E-Mail Sent by a General
Pentagon Agency's Contracts Reviewed
Bill Would Outlaw 'Parking' Pentagon Funds
US General Defends His Adherence to Geneva Conventions in Iraq
Military Prepares 'Quick Action' in Event of Hurricane
Palestinians in Crisis
US Congress to Vote on Bill Outlawing Hamas Funding
EU to Aid Abbas in Plan to Avert PA Collapse
US Blocks EU Palestinian Aid Plan
US to Allow Some PA Funds to Be Channeled Through Abbas Office
Palestinian Small Businesses Cut Customer Credit
Abbas Speaks to Olmert About Peace Moves: Abbas Aide
Cash-Strapped Gaza Taxi Drivers Turn to Cooking Gas
Israeli Politics
His Coalition in Place, Olmert Turns to Setting Israeli Borders
Olmert Seeks US Support to Redraw Israel's Borders
Israeli Govt Faces No-Confidence Vote Over Bread Prices
Report: Israeli Troops Shoot Dead Palestinian Protester
Israeli Airstike in Gaza Kills Five Militants
Five Wounded in West Bank Israeli Incursion
Israel Delays Eviction of Settlers From Hebron House
Hebron Settlers: Voluntary Evacuation 'Unlikely'
New Book Confirms Mossad Killed PFLP Leader in 1977
Lebanese MPs Summoned to Syria
Darfur's Main Rebel Army Signs Shaky Peace Deal
Darfur Peace Hopes Hit by Rebel Division
Who Are Sudan's Darfur Rebels?
Somalia Leader Blames US for Backing Mogadishu Warlords
Congo's Tragedy: The War the World Forgot
Disbelief at Chad's Voter Figures
Bolivia Wins First Round of Gas Battle After Brazil Backs Down
South American Leaders Reach Energy Deal With Bolivia
Spain Accepts Bolivia Gas Plans
Morales' Local Politics Has Global Effects
Cuba-Key West Flight Stirs US Officials
Mexico Police Take Rebel Town
Sheehan Slams Canadian PM as 'Carbon-Copy' of Bush
Europeans Turn Against EU in Greater Numbers
Berlusconi Rejects Prodi's Man for Italy President
Ukraine May Exit Post-Soviet Alliance

Justin Raimondo
Comrade Cheney
vs. President Putin

Praful Bidwai
Iran Won't Be Bullied

Alan Bock
Cold Assumptions

Ivan Eland
The United States May Have to Live With a Nuclear Iran

David R. Henderson
Gasoline Prices and Energy Policy, True and False

Charles Peņa
It's Not About Democracy

Nebojsa Malic
Interesting Times

Ran HaCohen
Why We Cannot Talk With Hamas

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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