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Cycle of Violence: Charles Peña
Treat North Korea Like Iran? Leon Hadar
Spying, Gagging, and the Law: Ray McGovern
Basra Explodes: Aaron Glantz
Israel Lobby Seizes on Olmert Visit: Jim Lobe

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Updated May 25, 2006 - 10:50 PM EDT

Cheney May Be Called in CIA Leak Case

White House: Bush, Blair Won't Set Iraq Pullout

Abbas Gives Hamas 10 Days to Recognize Israel

White House Blocks Direct Iraq Talks With Iran

Newspaper Apologizes for Fake Iran Story

Iran Proposal to US Offered Peace With Israel

Olmert Urges US to End 'Threat of Nuclear Iran'

65 Killed in Fresh Afghan Violence

Right-Wing Israel Lobby Seizes on Olmert Visit

Why Can't the US Apply Its New North Korea Policy to Iran?  by Leon Hadar
Eavesdropping, Gagging, and the Constitution  by Ray McGovern
It's Not the First War Under False Pretenses  by H.D.S. Greenway
Basra Explodes  by Aaron Glantz
Crying for a Horse  by Mark G. Brennan
The War on Free Press
by Derrick Z. Jackson

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US Keeps Refusing Direct Talks With Iran

Bush, Blair to Speak on Iraq

Was Iraq Better Off Under Saddam?

Bush Admin. Promotes Alleged AIPAC Informant

Hamas Considers Task Force to Negotiate With Israel

Hands-Off or Not? Saudis Wring Theirs Over Iraq

Win or Bust: Blair Pins Legacy on Iraq

Seven Arrested During Wash. Antiwar Protests

US Shuts Eyes to Abuses of Key Ally Egypt

Violence Aside, Baghdad Is Broken
Iraq Today

Iraq Announces Arrest of Saddam's Nephew

Aziz Testifies for Saddam

Kidnappers Free Lebanese Hostage in Iraq

The 'Normal' in Baghdad Shocks

Sadr's Militia Tightens Grip on Healthcare

US Urged to Stop Paying Iraqi Reporters

Ambulance Crew Shows Everyday Heroes in a Tragic Place

Iraq Bloggers Say Security Is the Priority

Attacks Continue
16 Killed Across Iraq

Bomb Targets Baghdad Workers

US Soldier Killed in Iraq

Developments in Iraq on May 25

Developments in Iraq on May 24

Iraqi Politics

Iraq PM: Forces Capable of Securing Nation

Maliki: Iraqi Security Ministers to Be Named Saturday

Occupying Iraq

Major: Abu Ghraib Dog Handler Tormented Prisoners for Fun

US Opens Probe on Iraq Civilian's Death

A Dozen Marines May Face Courts-Martial for Alleged Iraq Massacre

Japan to Expand Operational Areas in Iraq

British Troops to Stay in Iraq After Handover


Karzai Demands Probe Into Civilian Deaths From US Air Raid

US: Airstrike That Killed 16 Afghan Civilians Was 'Self Defense'

Afghan Human Rights Group: US Troops Killed Over 25 Civilians in One Week

Coalition Used 'Precision Fire' Not Bombs in Afghan Raid

Gunmen Kill Afghan Judge in Ambush

US Says Taliban Strength Is Growing

Afghan Officials Arrested in Pakistan Raid

Poland to Send 50 Troops to Afghanistan


India, US Fight to Save the Nuke Deal

India Shelves Ambitious Nuclear Missile Program


India, Pakistan Continue Cease-Fire on World's Highest Battlefield

Indian PM: No Talks With Kashmiri Separatist Group

Grenade Attack During Kashmir Peace Talks


Thousands Protest Nepal Secular Statehood

Nepal Communist Rebels Want Parliament, Government Dissolved

South Asia

Pakistan's Forgotten War

Three Killed in Sri Lanka


32 Held Over Congo 'Coup Plot'

Three Americans Arrested in Congo Coup Plot

Rape as a Tool of War in Congo


Gun Battle Breaks Somalia Truce

12 Dead in Somalia Fighting

Envoy: US Encouraged Somali Groups to Fight Islamic Courts

Support for Democracy Seen Falling in Africa

Ugandan Rebel Leader Calls for End to War

Eritrean President Blasts US for Ethiopia Border Tensions


Colombia Press Silenced by Self-Censorship

Think Tank Sues for CIA Docs About Colombian Vigilante Ties

Disarming Warlords a Test for Colombia's Uribe

Ten Undercover Officers Shot by Soldiers in Colombia


Chávez Educates Masses at University in His Image

Video Game Raises Venezuela Lawmakers' Ire

Bolivia Rebuts Bush's Accusations of Undermining Democracy

Draft Dodger Reunion Set for This Summer in Canada

East Asia

China's Military Growth Alarms Pentagon

China, Japan in High-Level Talks

US Embassy in Japan Gets Possible Threat

North Korea Cancels Tests of New Cross-Border Trains, Angering South


British Police Raid Antiwar Protester's Camp, Destroy His Banners

Greece and Turkey Calm Fears After Fighters Collide


World Powers Inch Forward in Iran Nuclear Talks

Olmert Tells US Congress World Must Confront Iranian 'Aggression'

UK Think Tank: Attack Unlikely to Prevent Iran From Developing Nukes

Congressional Democrats to Oppose Nuking Iran

Yemen Stresses Iran's Right to Nuclear Energy

Iran President Accuses US of Fomenting Ethnic Unrest

Tehran Chastises Canadian Envoy Over PM's Remarks

Students at Tehran Universities Protest 'Islam of the Taliban'

War on Terror

Bin Laden on the Move, New Sightings in Pakistan

Officials Tout US Anti-Terrorism Record
Pakistani Found Guilty in New York Bomb Plot

Civil Libertarians Dispute Gonzales' Rationale on Phone Data

Britain: Eight Detained in Raids Planned to Head to Iraq for Suicide Bombings

Amnesty: Asian Nations Using Terror to Justify Abuses

Canadian Terror Suspect to Be Released on Bail After Three Years

US Deports Palestinian Acquitted in Florida Islamic Jihad Trial

Two Guantánamo Detainees Overdose on Pills

War at Home
FBI Officials Are Faulted in Chinese Spying Case

Undoing Goss' CIA Purge

FCC: NSA Too Secret to Investigate

Neoconservative Editor to Be Top Policy Adviser to Bush

Military Will Be First Responders in Event of Hurricane

Intelligence Czar Has Power to Waive Corporate Accounting Requirements

New Judge Appointed to Secret FISA Court

US Military

Navy Details Huge Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program

Congress to Hold Hearings on Theft of Veterans' Data

Amnesty Slams US Use of Private Firms for Interrogations


Israel to Establish Unilateral Borders by 2010

US Backs Israel's Border of Choice

Egypt: Israel Should Give Palestinians Their Money

Israelis Kill 3 Civilians, Wound at Least 50 More in Ramallah Raid

US Presses Israel for Talk With Abbas

Four Killed in Israeli Raid on West Bank

Israeli Court Rejects Jerusalem Barrier Appeal

Fences Are a Growing Global Trend

Palestinian Govt

Abbas-Loyal Palestinian Security Chief Killed in Blast

Violence Erupts Again Ahead of Palestinian Crisis Talks

Dissident Fatah Militants Join Hamas Force

Hospital Shootout in Gaza Power Struggle

Hamas Denies Involvement in Sinai Bombings


Lebanon Divided Over Hezbollah

Lebanese Legislature Debacle Shows Syria's Influence

US Renews Criticism of Syria's Rights Record

Syria Launches Crackdown on Dissent

Activists' Arrests Spark Fears in Syria

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Trims Powers of Morality Police

Kuwaiti Candidates Start Signing Up for Polls


Russian Troops Killed in Chechnya

Russia Plans Wide Military Reform

Russian Law Would Force Ballet Dancers Into Army

Putin Shuts Paper for Making Fun of Him


Former Soviet Republics Break Free From CIS

Russia Denounces Pro-West Alliance of Former Soviet Republics

Georgia Shelves EU Bid, Will Concentrate on Joining NATO

East Timor

Australia Rushes to Troubled East Timor

Australian DM Confident Troops Can Crush Timor Rebels

Portugal Moves to Mop Up Colonial Mess in East Timor

Southeast Asia

UN: Myanmar Might Again Release Opposition Leader

Australia to Start Withdrawing Troops From Solomons

Philippines, US Expand Security Ties


Justin Raimondo
Fake but Accurate

Charles Peña
Cycle of Violence

Nebojsa Malic
Claiming the Black Mountain

Alan Bock
Spooks and Libya

Praful Bidwai
Iran's Snub Calls for New EU Offer

Doug Bandow
A Foreign Policy of Fools

Ivan Eland
Abolish Both the Hayden Nomination and NSA

David R. Henderson
Did Rumsfeld Lie – and When?

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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