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Beware of Barak: Ran HaCohen
The Torture Tape Fingering Bush: Andrew Sullivan
Hawks Find New Supporters Against NIE: Pourzal
It's No Longer 1999: Nebojsa Malic
We Are All Prisoners Now: Paul Craig Roberts

 Pat Buchanan

A Republic, Not an Empire

 Scott Horton

No Law: Torture, Spying, Impunity

 Gareth Porter

New Iran Intel Almost a Year Old

 Ivan Eland

Kosovo Compromise?

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Updated December 27, 2007 - 10:54 PM EST

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

  Al-Qaeda Claims Bhutto's Death
  Three Shot Dead at Nawaz Sharif's Poll Rally
  US to 'Vastly Expand' Military Presence in Pakistan in 2008
Wars Cost US $15 Billion a Month
  Military Families Share Division on Iraq War
  Bush Signs $555 Billion Budget With Partial Iraq Funds
Escalation of Turkish Attack 'Concerns' Bush
  Turkey Praises US Help as Jets Bomb Northern Iraq
  Israeli Companies Help Turkish Army Drones Hit Northern Iraq
US Praises 'Awakening Groups' in Iraq
  Iraqis Divided Over Sunni Militias
  US General Warns Iraq to Aid Sunni Allies
  Thursday: 25 Iraqis Killed, 13 Injured, 22 Kidnapped
Gordon Brown Called to Explain Taliban Talks
  Canadian DM Accuses Pakistan, Iran of Arming Taliban
  No Proof Iranian Govt Behind IEDs: Afghan Diplomat
Colombia Okays Chávez's Hostage Release Plan
The Torture Tape Fingering Bush as a War Criminal  by Andrew Sullivan
Iran Hawks Find New Supporters Against the NIE  by Rostam Pourzal
Government Brings Death and Destruction Back to Somalia  by Sadia Ali Aden
How One Diplomat Fought Against Rendition  by Patrick Cockburn
We Are All Prisoners Now
by Paul Craig Roberts
Bush’s Tyranny Thwarted – for Now
by Sheldon Richman

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US-Led Sunnis Face Uncertain Future
Iraq Cabinet Approves Draft Law Pardoning Detainees
US Defends Soldiers' Actions in Killing of Two Iraqis in Baqubah
US-Backed 'Awakening' Forces Arouse New Conflicts
Legal Community Condemns Destruction of CIA Tapes
Peace the Theme as
Baghdad Hosts Film Festival
Today in Iraq
US Presses for Iraqi Self-Sufficiency
Iraqi Kurds Complain to the US Over Turkish Attacks
Iraq Kurdish Parliament Agrees to Delay Kirkuk Poll
Ancient Church Awaits Restoration in Iraq Desert
Iraqi Hairdressers Forced Underground

Iraq's New Job Insecurity

Three Children Killed, Two Wounded in Mosul Blast
Wednesday: 3 US Soldiers, 36 Iraqis Killed, 17 Wounded
US Military
Raytheon: Army Knew of Patriot Missile Bug
NORAD: F-15 Aircraft Grounding Strains US Air Defenses
US Navy Aims to Flex 'Soft Power'
'War on Terror'
TSA Screeners Being Trained to Spot Contempt, Assume That Has Something to Do With Terrorism
School's Homeland Security Studies Get Noticed
Australia Silent on Whether It Seeks CIA Tapes
UN, EU Try to Fix Afghan 'Misunderstanding' on Diplomats
Diplomats to Leave Afghanistan as New 'Great Game' Played With Tribal Leaders

Can Tribes Take on the Taliban?

Belgian Defense Minister Visits Troops in Afghanistan, Lebanon
Afghan Leader to Propose 'Jirga' to Tackle Violence: Officials
Majority of Norwegians Dissatisfied With Afghanistan Policy of Govt
Afghans Welcome Home Artifacts
Pakistani, Afghan Leaders Vow Cooperation
15-Year-Old Bomber Stopped at Bhutto Rally
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Says 40 Rebels Killed in Sea Battle
Sri Lanka Detains French TV Crew
Thai Party Says Coalition Ready
Former Thai Prime Minister Faces Arrest
North Korea Says May Slow Down Nuclear Disablement: Reports
Hindu Hard-Liners Attack, Burn Churches in India
Cambodian Tribunal Needs More Money
Japan Textbooks to Restore Reference to War-Time Suicides
Fujimori Denies Rights Abuses
US Concerned by Russian Sale of Air Defense Systems to Iran
Iran: Despite Iraqi President's Claims, Border Deal Still in Place
Iranian Jews Say Republic Safe for Them

Human Rights Activist, Jailed in Iran, Is Transferred to Hospital

Malaysia Signs $16 Billion Gas Deal With Iran
Japan Sizes Up 'Nonnuclear' Iran
Mideast Talks Already Tangled a Month After Annapolis Summit
Abbas to Seek Rice's Help in Halting Settlements
Olmert, Abbas to Try to Revive Stalled Peace Talks
Poll: Israelis, Palestinians Doubtful on Peace
Olmert Tells Israel MP He Will Not Quit Over Lebanon War Report
Israelis Target Rocket Launching Site in Gaza: Military
Israeli Checkpoint Keeps Pregnant Women From the Hospital
US Lawmakers: Egypt Aid May Hinge on Gaza Border
Egypt Rejects Israeli Weapons Smuggling Claims
Egypt: Israeli Lobby Harms US Relations
Middle East
Mubarak Relays Message From Syria to Barak
Hezbollah Rejects Cabinet's Constitutional Amendment Draft
Turkish Woman Dies From Istanbul Bomb Wounds
Mideast Censors Seek to Limit Web Access
Russian Plane Crosses Into Finnish Airspace
2nd Aspirant to Russia's Presidency Quits Race
Serbian Parliament Says No to EU if Kosovo Independence Recognized
Georgia's Top TV Halts Broadcasts
Two Foreign Aid Workers Kidnapped in Somalia
Somali Gunmen 'Besieged' After Seizing Medics
Somali Troops Chase Aid Workers' Kidnap Gang
Fear of War Increasing in Horn of Africa

Kenyans Vote in Close Election, Violence Feared

Malnutrition Up in Darfur Despite Aid

Al-Qaeda Link in Mauritania Tourist Killings Probed

Congo Insurgents Still Use Child Soldiers

Justin Raimondo
Ron Paul vs. the Dirty Tricksters

Nebojsa Malic
It's No Longer 1999

Ran HaCohen
Beware of Barak

Charles Peņa
Not Home for the Holidays

Doug Bandow
The Forgotten Man

Ivan Eland
The Solution to the Kosovo Problem

Philip Giraldi
Turkey: Another Ally Lost

David R. Henderson
Don't Lean on the NIE

Alan Bock
Postwar Elections and Peace Prospects

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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