Today's Highlights

NATO's Poisoned Chalice: Nebojsa Malic
We've Been Here Before: Leon Hadar
More Produces Less in Iraq: Schwartz/Engelhardt
Catastrophe Still Awaits: Paul Craig Roberts
ISG: How Big a Change?: William D. Hartung

We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era--a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
Admiral James D. Watkins
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Updated December 7, 2006 - 9:08 PM EST

Panel: Bush's Iraq Policies Have Failed


Panel: Send US Bureaucrats to Iraq


Panel: US Deliberately Underreported Iraq Violence


Iraq Study Group: Shift Mission, Go Regional


'This Is Unfair' Say Iraqis on US Panel Threat


Iraq Group Co-Chair: War Cost Could Top $1 Trillion

13 GIs, 94 Iraqis Dead After Wednesday Attacks
  Dissenting Voices in Iraq Government Rising

Thursday: 57 Iraqis Killed, 10 Wounded


Quiet US Bid to Talk to Iraqi Insurgents

  Only Six Fluent in Arabic at US Iraq Embassy Out of 1,000 Workers

Gates Confirms Israel Has Nukes

White House Rules Out Talks With Iran
FBI: Gangs Infiltrate US Military
We Need More Than a Minor Course Correction on Iraq  by Christopher Preble
A Losing War, a Failed President, a Weak Dollar: We've Been Here Before  by Leon Hadar
The Danger of Psychological Entrapment  by Shankar Vedantam
How More Produces Less in Iraq
by Michael Schwartz and Tom Engelhardt
Catastrophe Still Awaits  by Paul Craig Roberts
Iraq Study Group: How Big a Change?  by William D. Hartung

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Iraq Study Group Report (.pdf)

Report May Fail to Grasp Nation's Complex Issues
Syria Welcomes Chance to Participate
Rep. Kucinich Slams Dems for Supporting Big Iraq Spending Hike

Nominee for Pentagon Watchdog Withdraws

Democrats Set to Press Bush on Privacy and Terrorism

Iraqi Professionals Targeted for Abduction, Murder

Italian Prosecutor Aims at CIA Agents

14 Shi'ites on Bus Slain in Baghdad
Iraq Today

Iraqi Sergeant: 'I'll Flee the Country as Soon as the US Leaves'

Saddam Appears at Genocide Trial After Declaring He Wouldn't

Iraqi Firefighters Bear the Heat of Terrorists' Tactics

Cautious Words Conceal the True Savagery of Life in Iraq

Iraqi Women Live in Misery

Occupying Iraq

What Would Happen if the US Left Iraq?

In Iraq, a Serious Use for Silly String

South Korean Troops Leave for Iraq Amid Controversy

Saudi Arabia Urges US Not to Leave Iraq Quickly

US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,918

Iraq Attacks Continue
11 GIs, 79 Iraqis Killed in Wednesday Attacks

Top Aide of al-Qaeda Chief Killed

Mortar Attack Kills Eight at Baghdad Market

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 7

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 6

Global Iraq Fallout

Saudi Arabia Fires Security Consultant for Iraq Remarks

Canberra Punishes Australian Wheat Board Over Iraq Bribes
Arar Case

Police Chief: Canada Told US It Had No Evidence Against Arar

False Arar Testimony Likely to Cost Mountie Boss His Job

'War on Terror'

Congress May Reconsider Suspension of Habeas Corpus for Detainees

Senators Rap FBI Over Domestic Spying

FBI Denies Woes in Data-Sharing Computer

New York's Extensive War on Terrorism Rivals National Effort

Smuggling, Theft, Bribery at Homeland Security Agency

Officials: UK Under Threat From 'Resurgent al-Qaeda'

Anti-Terror Measures in UK to Exceed $4 Billion

UK War at Home

Blair Concedes That War in Iraq Is 'Not Being Won'

UK Spending on War in Iraq, Afghanistan Rises to $16 Bln


Suicide Bomber Hits US Security Firm in Afghanistan, 8 Dead

British Marine Killed in Afghanistan

Bulgaria to Send Additional Contingent to Afghanistan

Canada Bars Dutch Reporters From Afghan Base

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: No Ban on Rebels

Sri Lanka Invokes Anti-Terror Law to Fight Tigers


Darfur Crisis Escalates as Six Million Left Exposed

Aid Work Halts as Janjaweed Move In


Ethiopian Troops Moving on Somali Supply Route

UN Security Council OKs Somalia Forces

Somalia Official Issues Beheading Threat


Stray Bomb Kills Seven Congo Refugees

Thousands of Congo Refugees Flee Fighting to Uganda

Chad's Media on Censorship Strike


Venezuela's Chávez Rejects US Rapprochement Overture

Bolivian Peasants Kidnap Local Governor

Iraq Study Group Report

The Realists' Repudiation of Policies for a War, Region

The Path to Compromise

Democrats Say Report Shows Bush Must Alter Iraq Policy

US Soldiers in Iraq Welcome New Plans

Presidents Listen to Blue-Ribbon Panels — Sometimes

A Blueprint for Iraq: Will It Work in the White House?

Talabani's Son Critical of Iraq Study Suggestions

The Iraq Study Group News Conference

Highlights of Iraq Report

Sales Soar for Newly Released Iraq Study Report

Baker Report-Israel

Iraq Panel Urges Action on Arab-Israeli Conflict

Panel's Reference to Palestinians' 'Right of Return' Sparks Concern in Israel

Former UN Envoy: Baker Report Shouldn't Worry Israel


Israeli-Palestinian Cease-Fire Is Fragile

Palestinian Rocket Hits Israel on 11th Day of Truce

Peres: Palestinian Unity Government Won't Bring Peace

Report: Hamas Met With Leaders of US Democratic Party

UN Seeks $450 Million in Donations for Palestinians

Internet Tycoon Offers $1 Billion for Middle East Peace

Israel's War at Home

General Blames Halutz for War Failures

Israeli Probe: IDF Top Echelons Failed at All Levels During War

Captured Israel Soldiers Suffered Injuries, May Be Dead


Ellsberg Predicts US Will Attack Iran by 2008

France Says Iran Will Face UN Sanctions


Lebanon Opposition Vows to Step Up Protests

Beirut Protesters Celebratory but Serious

Lebanese Military May Not Be Able to Halt Protests

Egypt Ties Islamist Cell to Man Who Blew Himself Up in Syria

Chirac Calls on Israel to Stop Flights Over Lebanon

Treasury Targets Hezbollah Fundraisers in Paraguay

Erdogan Discusses Lebanon's Sovereignty With Assad


North Korea May Disarm if US Removes Nukes From Region

US Soldier in Kyrgyzstan Kills Civilian at Entry Checkpoint

Turkish Soldiers Killed by Bombs in Kurdistan


New Fiji PM: Coup Was Illegal, but a Good Thing

Fiji Military Warns Will Suppress Any Uprising


Hague Judges Order Force-Feeding for Serbian War Crimes Suspect

US, Russia at Odds Over Serbia's Breakaway Kosovo Region

Bulgaria to Open Cold War Secret Archives

Russia Spy Intrigue

Possible Suspect in Death of Ex-Spy Now in Hospital

Spy Death Was Murder Say Police as Poison Case Takes Fresh Twist

Yanukovych: Ukraine Won't Be a Pawn in Russia-West Struggle

Businessman Questioned in Ex-Spy's Poisoning

Russian Writes of a Close Call After 'Poisoning'


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Boris Berezovsky and the Bizarro Effect

Nebojsa Malic
NATO's Poisoned Chalice

Charles Peña
Two Pair of Twos

Ivan Eland
The Coming Clash
Over Iraq Policy

Alan Bock
Sense and Stubbornness

Doug Bandow
Uncle Sam and His Hostile Latin Relations

Praful Bidwai
China, India Make Progress – at No Cost to Pakistan

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

David R. Henderson
Milton Friedman: A Tribute

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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