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Back to Lebanon: Justin Raimondo
Bush's Torture/Dictatorship Scandal: James Bovard
The Bubble Boy in the Oval Office: Jonathan Chait
Why the Patient Cannot Be†Saved: Tony Karon
9/11: The Roots of Paranoia: Christopher Hayes

A tyrant has succeeded in his search for absolute power when his own people fear to question his actions.
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Updated December 11, 2006 - 9:25 PM EST
Talks Under Way to Replace Iraq PM
  Monday: 108 Iraqis Killed; 78 Iraqis 18 GIs Wounded
  Sunday: 127 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed; 42 GIs Killed in December
  UK Commander Says Iraq Insurgent Attacks to Rise
Baker and Hamilton: No Rift With White House
  The Perils of the Pentagon's New Iraq Strategy
  Sunni and Shi'ite Insurgents Remain Mystery to US, Iraq Report Charges
  Pelosi Says First Priority Is to Halt Iraq War
  Iraqi President Calls Panelís Report 'Dangerous'
Protesters Jam Beirut to Urge Govtís Ouster
  US Made Hezbollah Stronger, Analysts Say
UK: Christmas Terror Attack 'Highly Likely'
US to Spray Afghan Poppies With Herbicide
  NATO Revises Taliban Death Toll: 8, not 80
  Four Civilians Killed in NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan
The Bubble Boy in the Oval Office
by Jonathan Chait
Dems' New Intel Chair Needs a Crash Course on al-Qaeda  by Jeff Stein
Data Mining Can't Improve Our Security  by Jim Harper
Bush's Torture/Dictatorship Scandal
by James Bovard
9/11: The Roots of Paranoia
by Christopher Hayes
The Last Soldier to Die for a Mistake  by Greg Mitchell

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Bush Approval Slips to 'All-Time Low' of 30 Percent in Latest Zogby Poll
Taliban and Allies Tighten Grip in North of Pakistan
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Done; Pleases Few
NATO Expansion May Prove a Fateful Error
Iraqi President Calls US Security Training a Failure
Today in Iraq
Sadr Condemns Maliki Govt, Demands Foreign Troops Leave
Sunni Area Focus of Sectarian Cleansing
Sunni Muslims Increasingly Look for American Troops to Shield Them
Iraq's Security Forces Ready to Take Over by Summer, Minister Says
Prison Chief Arrested After Saddam's Nephew Escapes
Weddings Take Place Amid Iraq Bloodshed
In Divided Iraq, Soccer Fans' Common Goal
Attacks Continue
Sunday: 127 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed, 47 Iraqis Wounded
Gunmen Kill Shi'ite Families in Baghdad After Raid
Sixty Corpses Found in Baghdad
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,931
Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 11
Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 10
Iraq Occupation
Retaking Ramadi: All the Sheik's Men
Danger Lurks in the Roadside Debris Army Engineers Are Tasked With Clearing in Iraq
Whole Army Platoon Hurting After Single Shot Kills US Soldier
Rumsfeld Home After Surprise Iraq Trip
Global Iraq Fallout
Blair: No Iraq Withdrawal Before Success
Australia: No Expansion of Troops in Iraq
The War at Home
The ISG Report: No Frills, but What Was the Alternative?
Study Authors Defend Iraq Strategy Plan
Total Success in Iraq 'Not Possible': Former US Secretary of State
GOP Senator: Get Off 'Path to Defeat' in Iraq
Bush Faces Week on Iraq Hot Seat
DoD Inquiry Sought Over Officers in Evangelical Video
Army Likes Its Older Recruits
Sheehan Trial Centers on Dispute Over War Protesters' Arrests
'War on Terror'
US Postpones Guantanamo Building Plans
US Officer Hands in Report on Gitmo Abuse Probe
Book Ties Enemy Combatant to Los Angeles Plot
Karzai Cries, Says Children Are Dying From Terror and NATO Bombs
13 Foreign Nationals Arrested in South Afghanistan
New Taliban Rules Target Afghan Teachers
Bomb Kills Six Militiamen in Eastern Afghanistan
Mine Explosion Wounds 2 NATO Soldiers in South Afghanistan
Sri Lanka
110 Killed in Fresh Sri Lanka Fighting
Thousands Flee Sri Lanka Fighting to Temples, Schools
Six-Party North Korea Talks 'Around December 16': US
Protests Rallies in Kashmir on World Rights Day, 40 Held
Taiwan's Ruling Party Dodges an Electoral Bullet
DVDs Tell Chinese Faithful How to Escape Russia's Fate
China, Pakistan Hold Joint Anti-Terror Exercises
Bangladesh Army to Crack Down on Opposition Protests
In Tsunami's Wake, a Peaceful Aceh Holds First Election
Augusto Pinochet, 91, Ex-Dictator of Chile, Dies
Pinochetís Opponents Clash With Police
Pinochet Death Greeted With Jubilation and Tears
Groups Regret Pinochet Was Never Tried
Obituary: Augusto Pinochet
Slaying of US Journalist in Mexico Raises Emotions and Questions
Lawmaker Denies Castro Assassination Quote
Seeking Iran Intelligence, US Tries Google
Iran Looks Like the Winner of the Iraq War
Iran Enjoying Its Rise to Influential Gulf Power
Iran Plays Down Calls for US Talks on Iraq
Iran Sees No Sign of Change in US Policy
Iran Warns on Nuclear Cooperation if Sanctions Imposed
Envoy Says Nasrallah Has Accepted a Deal
As Crowd Demands Change, Lebanese Premier Is Puzzled
Mass Beirut Sit-In Stokes Fears of Renewed Civil War
Revolution in the Air as Lebanon's Rift Widens
Lebanon Parties to Discuss Arab League Compromise Proposal
France Deploys Drones to Stop Israeli Flights
US Official Warns Lebanon Could Get Worse
Iraq Sectarian Violence Casts Shadow Over Lebanon
Ghajar Residents Protest Decision to Divide the Border Village
Leading Lebanon From a Gilded Cage
Olmert Warns Ministers Not to Discuss Baker Report
Israeli General: Syria Preparing for War
Israeli Official: Israel Should Hold Talks With Syria
Preserving Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity
Israel's Lieberman: The Unfaithful Cannot Be Citizens
Israeli PM Meets Stephen Hawking to Discuss Mideast
Peretz: Saudi Plan Must Be Basis for Mideast Talks
Hamas Threatens Violence if President Calls Early Election
Hamas Minister Target of Attempted Assassination in Gaza
Hamas Govt to Dress Up Bethlehem for Christmas
Middle East
Arab States Study Shared Nuclear Program
Kurdish Rebels Threaten to End Cease-Fire With Turkey
With or Without EU, Turkey Is Rising
Russian Spy Intrigue
Spy's Murder Prompts Fears Over Plans for Dealing With 'Dirty Bomb' Attacks
New Radiation Traces Linked to Associate of Ex-Spy
Russian Prosecutors Want to Question Billionaire Exile Over Spy Death
'Things Could Be Tense' for US Soldiers in Kosovo
Serbian PM Lashes Out at UN Envoy for Kosovo Talks
Post-Coup Fiji Warns Dissenters
Fiji's Deposed PM Faces Arrest if He Returns to Capital: Military
Fiji Gears Up to Save Tourism
Somali Residents Asked to Cross to Ethiopian Side
Calm Returns in Southern Somalia After Days of Pitched Battles
Somalia Remains in Political Stasis Despite Mounting Tensions
Militias Kill Some 30 Darfur Civilians
Darfur Crisis Crosses Borders
Gunmen Burn Civilians Alive in Sudan
Militia 'Free to Rape in Darfur Camps'
Women Demand End to Darfur Rapes
Driver Dies in Attack on Algeria Buses
Four Britons, American Among Wounded by Algiers Bomb
Fierce Battle Erupts in East Chad
Central African Rebels Routed
Madagascar Leader Is Reelected

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Back to Lebanon

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Done; Pleases Few

Alan Bock
Nice Try, Daddy

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
NATO's Poisoned Chalice

Charles PeŮa
Two Pair of Twos

Ivan Eland
The Coming Clash
Over Iraq Policy

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

David R. Henderson
Milton Friedman: A Tribute

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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