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US, Iran 1 Misstep From Edge: Philip Giraldi
The Hands of Esau: Uri Avnery
Afghan Prison Another Gitmo?: William Fisher
Iraqis 'Awake' to a New Danger: Fadhily/Jamail
Less Than Human: Scott Horton

 Juan Cole

Iraq War Far From Over

 Gareth Porter


 Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

Barack, Hillary and the War Party

 Charles Featherstone

Empire and Terrorism

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Gulf Prankster Probable Hormuz 'Threat' Source

  Joint Chief: Clash May Signal Iran Shift

In Iran Reversal, Bureaucrats Triumphed Over Cheney Team

Turkish Air Force Attacks Kurds in Northern Iraq


Iraqi DM Wants US Security Help Until 2018


US Troops Kill 60 in Iraq al-Qaeda Offensive


US Shifts Sunni Strategy in Iraq

  Tuesday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 38 Wounded

Israeli Raid on Gaza Kills 19 Palestinians


Lebanon Blast Hits US Embassy Car, 4 Killed

Suicide Attack on Afghan Luxury Hotel Kills 7


Allies Feel Strain of Afghan War


US Envoy Meets Former Taliban Commander

Bomb in Pakistan Market Kills 10 and Wounds 45


Clash in Pakistan's Tribal Areas Kills 23 Militants, 7 Soldiers


Pakistan's Opposition Criticizes US Ties


Bhutto Party May Work With Musharraf

Kenya Braces for Tough Week, Deaths Near 700

The War in Iraq – 1,760 Days
and Counting
 by Robert Higgs
The End of the Road for
George W. Bush
 by Chris Hedges
The Coddled 'Terrorists' of South Florida  by Tristram Korten and Kirk Nielsen
Imperial Hubris: Lessons for America  by Fritz Stern
The Hands of Esau  by Uri Avnery
José Padilla's Suit Against John Yoo  by Elaine Cassel

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Afghan Prison Looks Like Another Guantanamo
Iraqis 'Awake' to a New Danger

Iraq Political Fight Over Kurd Oil Deals

Congressman Urges Safety Probe of Baghdad Embassy

Iran Says Bush's Accusations 'Words Without Value'

Former Envoy: Little Chance for Mideast Peace This Year

Romney: It's Not Torture Unless You Admit It

Saudi Public Leery of Bush
Today in Iraq

Anbar Sheikh Now Opposes US Pullout

Ceremony Mourns Victims of Saddam's Genocide

In Iraq, Amateur Radio's Voice Is Muted

Power Cuts and Water Shortages Hit Chilly Iraq

Parliament OKs Iraq's Accession to Inter-Parliamentary Union

A Cautious Comeback on Campus at Baghdad U.

The War Goes On

Gunmen Kill Iraqi Judge in Baghdad

73 Detainees Freed, Gang Arrested in Samarra

Seven Police Killed in Iraq House Blast

Seven Suspected 'Islamic State of Iraq' Gunmen Killed in Diyala

Four Unidentified Bodies Found in Haditha

Karbala Police Seize Arms, Ammunition

Monday: 56 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

Turkish PM Says Iraq Operations May Be Extended

US, Turkey to Team Up on Oil Development in Northern Iraq

'War on Terror'

Life in Prison for Padilla?

Yemen Urges US to Shut Guantanamo to Win Goodwill

Yemenis Now Biggest Group at Guantánamo

US Pandemic Plans Focus on Military Solution, ACLU Warns

US Drafting Plan to Allow Government Access to Any E-Mail or Web Search

British Military Intelligence: Al-Qaeda Building Army of White People for Terror Attacks

German Terror Threat Reportedly Wanes


US Army Chief in Europe to Run NATO Afghan Unit

US Ambassador Urges Afghan Authorities to Stop Poppy Cultivation

Netherlands Starts Probe Into Friendly-Fire Deaths in Afghanistan

Norwegian Journalist Dies in Kabul Hotel Attack

Gates Recommends Additional Troops for Afghanistan

US Lets Afghan Detainees, Families Talk

Big Weddings Bring Afghans Joy, and Debt

Afghanistan Seeks End to Deportations From Iran


Militants Escape Control of Pakistan, Officials Say

Pakistan Eyes Iraq for Counterterror Strategy

Pakistan Opposition Attacks Musharraf

Pakistan Army Guards Scarce Grain

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Violence Kills 34

Air Raid, Ambush as Japan Envoy Visits Sri Lanka

Peace Envoy Meets Sri Lankan Officials


Russia Furious as British Council Reopens in Moscow

Russia Accuses Britain of 'Provocation'

UK Confident in Face-Off With Vladimir Putin

Russian Accounts Frozen in France

Bush in the Middle East

Bush Presses for $20 Billion Arms Deal to 'Counter Iran'

Bush Delivers Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

In Heart of Islamic World, Bush Puts Forth His Faith

Personal Approach Marks Bush's First Saudi Visit

Anti-Bush Protest Breaks Out Ahead of Cairo Visit

Guantánamo Clouds Bush's Saudi Visit


Iran: US Spreading Anti-Iran Sentiment

Legal Mist Stokes US-Iran Tensions in Strait of Hormuz

Bush Says US, Allies Must Confront Iran

Oil Rises on US-Iran Tensions

Olmert: All Options Open Against Iran

Mideast Peace?

Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators Tackle Core Issues

Hamas: Israeli-Palestinian Talks Are Doomed to Fail

Netanyahu Urges Anti-Peace Parties to Quit Govt to Protest Dialogue

Livni Defends Talks With Fatah Despite 'Ongoing Terror'

Syrian FM to Visit Germany to Talk Mideast Peace


Olmert Says Opposes Gaza Onslaught for Now

Ha'aretz: Half of Gazans Killed by Israeli Military Not Militants

Olmert Lauds 'Achievements' of Second Lebanon War

Report: Fatah Forces Seizes Rocket in Nablus

PLO to Form Separate West Bank Parliament

Famed Israeli Pianist Now a Palestinian, Too

Middle East

UN to Have Independent Probe of Algiers Attack

Yemen Releases Militants Convicted of Plot to Kill US Ambassador

Report: Syria Rebuilding at Site Bombed by Israel


Hundreds of Kenyans Flee Ahead of 'Mass Action' by Opposition

Fearful Kenyans in Food-Buying Frenzy

Kenyan Refugees Clash in Uganda

Uganda Denies Deploying Troops in Kenya

Kenyan Cabinet Minister Snubs Annan Mediation


Somali Separatist Troops Clash With Local Militias

Intra-Regional Fighting in Somalia Leaves 12 Dead

AU Force May Expand Operations in Somalia


Monk's Words Stir the Spirit of Myanmar's Resistance

Myanmar Junta Profits From Chinese Pipeline


Taiwan Election May Ease Tensions With China

Chinese Military Chief: No Need to Fear Us

Malawi Ends Ties With Taiwan in Favor of China


Bomb Kills Eight in Southern Thailand

South Korea Proposes Meeting With North

Philippines: Decline in Killings


EU President Sees Kosovo Mission After Serb Poll

Estonian Trial of Russian Rioters Begins


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The Hundred-Year War

Philip Giraldi
US, Iran One Misstep
From the Edge

Ivan Eland
Charlie Wilson's Warlords

Alan Bock
Some Substance, Please

Doug Bandow
Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary

Charles Peña
Providing for the Common Defense

David R. Henderson
The Fatal Conceit in Foreign Policy

Nebojsa Malic
Shilling for the Empress

Ran HaCohen
Beware of Barak

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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