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Two Elephants in the Room: Justin Raimondo
Backdoor Draft: Charles Peña
Leaving Iraq Is Not Enough: Thomas Gale Moore
A Hegemon Humbled in Lebanon? Leon Hadar
French Wary of a Lebanese Sandwich: Julio Godoy

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Updated August 30, 2006 - 9:08 PM EDT

Iraqi Minister Cancels Militia Truce


Attacks Across Iraq Kill at Least 77

  Bush: Anger Over War Won't Alter Policy
  More Sunni-Shi'ite Clashes Reported in Baghdad

Iraqi Hospitals Are War's New 'Killing Fields'

  Gonzales in Iraq to Advise on Torture, Interrogation Tactics

UN: Israel Responsible for Most Truce Violations

  Israel Rejects UN Blockade Appeal

UN Hopes to Double Lebanon Force

  Nepal to Send 850 Troops to Lebanon
  French Wary of a Lebanese Sandwich

UN May Hold Off on Confronting Iran


The Likely US Course on Iran: Go Slow


Iran Enriching More Uranium

  Ahmadinejad Challenges Bush to Debate, Bush Refuses

Israel Hits Gaza; Kills 8, Flattens Crops, Uproots Trees

Mexico Leftist Vows to Form Parallel Government

Leaving Iraq Is Not Enough
by Thomas Gale Moore
Has the Hegemon Been Humbled in Lebanon?  by Leon Hadar
Neocon Theories Left Out the
People of the Middle East
 by H.D.S. Greenway
Not So Clean Break
by Taki Theodoracopulos
The Five Morons Revisited
by Paul Craig Roberts
Where's the Outrage Over US Atrocities?  by William Neikirk

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Has the Bush Doctrine Failed?

Rumsfeld Accuses Bush Critics of 'Appeasing Fascism'

Poll: US Policies Hurt War on Terrorism, Say Americans

Italian FM: Hezbollah, Hamas Not al-Qaeda, Should Be Engaged

Source of CIA Leak Admits Role, Lawyer Says

Rove's Influence Undiminished by Scandal

Iraqi Blogger Says Had to Change T-Shirt Before US Flight

Rumsfeld: 'Clever Enemy' Better Than Washington at Communicating and 'Manipulating the Media'
Attacks Continue
12 American Soldiers Killed in Iraq Since Sunday

Two Dozen Tortured Bodies Dumped in Shi'ite Areas of Baghdad

Security Developments in Iraq, Aug. 30

Security Developments in Iraq, Aug. 29

Iraq Today

US Says Iraq Poised to Take Control of Its Ground Forces

Iraqi Shi'ite: No Evidence of Interference From Iran

Iraqis Stay Home, Get Fat

Occupying Iraq

Marine Who Led Haditha Attack Was Recommended for a Medal

200 More UK Troops to Be Deployed to Iraq

In Ramadi, the Force Isn't Huge but the Task Is

Military Lax in Probes of Iraqi Deaths, Report Says

Rice: Early Pullout From Iraq Will Encourage Extremists

Iraq's Oil

At Least 74 Killed in Iraq Fuel Pipeline Fire

Iraqi PM Declares Fuel Crisis Over as Pipeline Blast Kills Looters

Iraq's Parties Reach Deal on Oil-Sharing

Iraq Pumps Crude North to Turkey After 7-Week Halt

'War on Terror'

Homegrown Terror Suspects Raise Concern

Australian Terror Expert Attacks Action Against Acquitted Suspect

US Wants More Access to European Airline Passenger Data

German Suspects From Opposite Sides of a Lebanese Town

US Blocks Men's Return to California From Pakistan

Taxi Driver in London Acquitted in Terror Case

Terror in Turkey

Bomb Blasts Knock Turkey Off Balance

Turkey Launches Manhunt After Blasts

Kurdish Rebels Warn of 'Hell' After Turkey Blasts

Turkish Police 'Foil Another Attack in Izmir'

Chronology: Recent Bomb Blasts in Turkey

Turkish General Vows to Rout Kurdish Rebels

UK Bomb Plot

Three More Charged in Jetliner Bomb Plot

As You Bomb, You Will Be Bombed, Says Would-Be 'Martyr'


Saudi Arabia Releases 9 Guantánamo Returnees

71-Year-Old Gitmo Detainee Released


Oil Prices Up as Market Focuses on Iran

US Issues Visa to Former Iranian President Khatami

Carter Agrees to Hold Talks With Khatami

Japan Police Probe Possible Nuclear Equipment Exports to Iran

Iranian Press Descends on Ahmadinejad


Ambush, Bombs Kill 20 in Rising Afghan Violence

Suicide Bomber Targets NATO Convoy in Afghanistan

Denmark Special Forces Head to Afghanistan

Canada's DM Visits Afghanistan

Sri Lanka

Recent Sri Lanka Death Toll Mounts to 119

Rebels Say Sri Lanka Air Raids Kill 20 Civilians

Aid Workers Targeted in Sri Lanka


Bombs, Riots Rock Pakistan After Killing of Tribal Chief

The Bribe to Exit Pakistan: 15 Cents


Nepal Panel to Question the King


Cease-Fire Takes Effect in Uganda

Ugandan Rebels' Captives Go Home After Truce

Kenya, Ethiopia Seek to Calm Border Tensions

World Donors Urge Power-Sharing Deal for Somalia

US, Britain Seek Vote on UN Troops for Darfur

A Fragile Cease-Fire
Annan Urges Hezbollah to Free Israelis

Lebanon Insists It Can Control the Syrian Border

Awaiting Reinforcements, UN Soldiers Carry on in Lebanon

First Wave of Italian Troops Departs for Lebanon

Italy's Peacekeeping Offer Signals Shift in Its Foreign Policy

900 French Troops, Tanks Due in Lebanon in Mid-September

German Navy Won't Disarm Hezbollah, Deputy Chancellor Says

UN Chief Visits Troops in South Lebanon

Poll: Lebanese Have Little Faith in Peacekeepers

US Freezes Assets of Hezbollah Unit

Hezbollah Seen Surviving UN Troop Expansion

Hezbollah's Postwar Strategy

Hezbollah Builds New War Bunkers

Hezbollah's Efficiency Leaves Lebanese Government Behind


Hezbollah: 6,000 Homes Totally Destroyed

Lebanese Father Mourns Loss of Family

Lebanon Hopes Donor Conference Will Raise $500 Million

UN: Thousands of Lebanese Unable to Go Home

Lebanese Finance Minister Warns of Less Revenue, More Expenditure


Analysts See 'Disaster' in US Policy Toward Israel

Peretz Still Weighing Response to Olmert's Decision on War Probe

Olmert Attacked Over Soft Inquiry

Israeli Arabs: Israel Committed War Crimes in Lebanon

Journalists Blame Israel for War Coverage

Good Deed Meets Cross-Border Challenge

Scholars: War Proof of Israel Lobby's Power

Israel Using Rafah Crossing to Pressure PA on Shalit Release

Israeli Agents to Don Disguises at Trial


Israel Kills 6 Palestinians, Including 3 Militants

US: Israeli Settlers, Army Assaulting American Citizens

Report: US Secretly Negotiated With Gaza Kidnappers

War at Home

Rumsfeld: US Military Can Handle Other Threats Despite Iraq

Cheney Says Court Ruling on Warrantless Surveillance Will Be Reversed

White House to Be Subpoenaed by Wiretap Lawyers

'Scapegoat' Captain of USS Cole Lashes Out

Middle East

Security Officials Warn Israeli Vacationers to Stay Out of Sinai

Algeria Urged to Lift Ban on Islamist Party


Seoul Wants Consultation Before Further US Sanctions on North Korea

South Korea on Watch for Nuclear Test


Chávez to Sign Energy Accords With Syria

Mexico Edges Closer to Presidential Ruling


Japan and Kazakhstan Sign Nuclear Pact

US Missile-Defense Ship Sails to Japan


Serbia Accuses UN Envoy of Bias in Kosovo

Lobby Group: IRA Human Bombs 'Brainchild of British Intelligence'

Russia and Her Neighbors

Russia Protests Japanese Boats in Disputed Waters

Kremlin to Blame for Beslan Deaths, Claims Russian MP

Former Militants Surrender in Chechnya


Justin Raimondo
Two Elephants in the Room

Charles Peña
Backdoor Draft

Ivan Eland
Selective Prosecution of
War Crimes

David R. Henderson
Should the US Nuke Iran and Syria?

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
Wishful Thinking

Alan Bock
The Police-State Impulse

Praful Bidwai
Indian Foreign Policy Slips on Oil-for-Food Slick

Ran HaCohen
The End of Lebanon?

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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