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Help Iran Help Us: Ivan Eland
Iran Repaying EU Snub?: Gareth Porter
Paris Accord, the Sequel: Gordon Prather
Three Iraq Myths That Won't Quit: Scott Ritter

Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man has a right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water, and because his ruler has quarrel with mine, although I have none with him?
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Updated June 27, 2006 - 11:29 PM EDT
Israel Attacks Bridges, Power Plant
Hamas, Fatah Agree to Recognize Israel
Bush Downplays Iraq Pullout Reports
Iraq Weakens Amnesty, Troop Pullout Plan
Legislator Questions Rebel Reconciliation Offers
Israel Won't Let Abbas Out of Gaza Strip
60 Killed, 10 Kidnapped as Iraq Peace Plan Unveiled
US and Iraq Take Ramadi a Neighborhood at a Time
Majority of Americans Want Withdrawal Plan for Iraq
Afghanistan Crisis Paves Way for Return of the Taliban
Three Iraq Myths That Won't Quit
by Scott Ritter
'Staying the Course' Not Worth Another GI's Life  by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings
Paris Accord, the Sequel
by Gordon Prather
The New American Cold War
by Stephen F. Cohen
License to Lie  by Gary Kamiya
Missed Opportunity on Iraq  by Art Levine

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Two Youngsters Wounded by Afghan Bombing
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UN Sounds Afghanistan Opium Alert
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Sri Lanka
Top Sri Lanka General Killed in Suicide Attack
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China and India Kick Off Fresh Talks on Border Dispute
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Israeli Troops Mass Along Gaza Border
Israel Says Clock Ticking for Hamas Over Soldier
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The Empire at Bay

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Give Iran Positive Incentives to Halt Its Nuclear Program

Ran HaCohen
The Ideology of Occupation Revisited

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Charles Peña
Why Liberals Can't Win the War on Terror

Nebojsa Malic
Empire's False Concern

David R. Henderson
Why I Won't Renew With Amnesty International

Praful Bidwai
Testing Times for Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Alan Bock
Another Dubious Turning Point

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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