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Jimmy Carter Gets the Point: Philip Giraldi
Which Came First: Memos or Torture?: Scott Horton
Witch-Hunt Trials of Muslim Charities: Wm. Fisher
Military Draft: A Moral Abomination: Michael Boldin
America Through Arab Eyes: Rami G. Khouri

 Michael Scheuer

Bad Tidings in the Terror Wars

 Patrick Cockburn

Muqtada al-Sadr and the Struggle for Iraq

 Ray McGovern

It's Against the Law to Torture People

 Diane Benson

Do I have to do it myself?

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American Allegedly Spied for Israel

Clinton on Iran Attack: 'Obliterate Them'

  Gates Calls Iran 'Hell Bent' on Getting Nuclear Arms
  Iran Oil Minister: US Sanctions Not Harming Oil Sector
Rice Mocks Sadr as Coward

Gates: US Troop Levels in Iraq Will Fall Further

  Gates: Air Force Not Doing Enough in Iraq

Tuesday: 5 GIs, 56 Iraqis Killed; 183 Iraqis Wounded

Military Waivers for Ex-Convicts Increase


General: Army Needs 'Stop-Loss' Until at Least Late 2009

Pakistan Frees Pro-Taliban Leader, Makes Peace With Group

Trials of Muslim Charities Likened to a Witch-Hunt
Bill Kristol, Great Man of Sacrifice, on the Duties of Passover  by Glenn Greenwald
I Was Right to Oppose Intervention in Kosovo  by Robert Skidelsky
The Military Draft:
A Moral Abomination
 by Michael Boldin
Lullaby of Baghdad  by Paul Starr
Bush Broke It. Who'll Buy It?
by The Toledo Blade
America Through Arab Eyes
by Rami G. Khouri

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Spanish FM: US Invasion of Iraq 'a Strategic Mistake'

On Eve of Primary, Clinton Ad Invokes bin Laden

Oil Hits $117.40 After Attack on Tanker

North Korea Produced 30 Kg of Plutonium

US Relaxes Bid to Halt Nuclear Enrichment Tech Sales

McCain Eases Proposal for Alternative to UN

US, UK: Kosovo Serbs Shouldn't Vote in Local Serb Poll

Iraq's Sadr Cannot Be
Defeated by Force: Experts
Today in Iraq

Iraq FM Vows to Confront Militias

Iraq's Badr Militia Denies It's a Militia

'Chemical Ali' Is Hospitalized in Iraq After Hunger Strike

In Baghdad, Struggle Ties Security to Basic Services

Iraqi Christians Struggle With Fear After Slayings

Attacks Continue

Female Suicide Bomber Kills Four in Iraq

Missile Hits Headquarters of Iraq Shi'ite Party

Three Anti-al-Qaeda Fighters Killed, Four Wounded in Diyala

14 People Killed, 55 Wounded in Sadr City Clashes

Monday: 2 US Soldiers, 41 Iraqis Killed; 112 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Baghdad Faces Security Test as 'Surge' Units Leave

US Drone Goes Down North of Hilla

Former PM: Negotiations With US Troops to End Sadr City Crisis

Pentagon Chief Seeks More Drones in Iraq for Intel

Eyewitnesses: IED Targets British Patrol in Basra

Arabs Meet on Iraq

Rice Fails to Clinch Firm Arab Commitments on Iraq

Arabs Not Keen on Rice's Iraq Pleas

Arab Nations Noncommittal on Iraq Debt, Embassies

Maliki Calls for Arab Support as Threats to Authority Grow

At Kuwait Meeting, US Hope for Regional Aid to Iraq

Rice: Arab Neighbors Taking 'Step Forward' to Support Iraq

Rice Will Discuss Lebanon Crisis in Kuwait

The War at Home

CBS: Vets Rights Group Accuses VA of Coverup on Suicide Numbers

Defense Chief Advises Cadets on Disagreeing With Leaders

Talking Veterans Down From Despair

Pentagon Agency That Created Cybernetic Insect Spies Declines to Allow Scientist to Talk

White House Challenges Release of Visitor Logs

'War on Terror'

Amnesty Unveils Shock Waterboarding Film

Torture Victim's Records Lost at Guantánamo, Admits Camp General

Guantánamo Commute Is a Real Trial

Hurdles Beset Gitmo Tribunal

Detainees Allege Being Drugged

New Anti-Terrorism Rules Allow US to Spy on British Motorists

British High Court Set to Rule Against Bank Account Seizures for 'Suspects'

Sarkozy Sends 'Peace' Envoys to China

Dalai Lama Asks US for Help

China Tries to Teach Tibetans a Lesson


How Will Maoist Gains in Nepal Shape Ties to India?

Nepal Army Must Prepare to Absorb Maoist Fighters

Sri Lanka

Bomb Blast Kills Sri Lanka Priest

Sri Lanka: Aid Group Leaves Country Over Unresolved Massacre of Workers


Russia, Georgia Conflict Escalating

Georgia Says Russian Jet Shot Down Its Drone

UN Council to Discuss Georgia-Russia Dispute

Soviet-Era Nuclear Reactor Closed


US 'Concerned' as Leftist Bishop Wins Paraguay Vote

Colombia: Rebels Tried to Kill Uribe

Ecuador Could Suspend US Military Accords


UN Nuclear Official Queries Iran About Atomic Arms Charges

Italy Joins EU Drive for More Iran Sanctions

Russia: Azerbaijan Stops Cargo for Iran Atomic Plant

Prime Minister Says Bahrain Will Try to Ease Iran-US Tension


Roadside Bomb Kills Soldier in Afghanistan

11 Taliban Killed in Clashes, Afghan Defense Ministry Says

NATO Pledges for Afghanistan Fall Short of Commander's Wishes

Only 35 Percent of Afghan Schoolchildren Are Girls

Solana: Security, Governance Biggest Afghan Problems

Taliban Says Killed Dutch Soldiers Over Film

Dutch Support for Mission in Afghanistan Declining

France to Deploy New Afghanistan Force by August

Schwarzenegger Talks Trade, Governing With Afghan Leaders

Afghan Ministry Bans the Broadcast of 5 Foreign Soap Operas


Envoy's Kidnappers Demand Release of Bhutto Assassins

Abducted Pakistani UN Workers Released

Kashmir Militant Scorns Pakistan-India Peace Talks

Britain Cautions Pakistan Against Peace Talks

Pakistan Declares Long-Range Missile Ready for Wartime Use


Hamas Leader Offers 10-Year-Truce

US Slams 'Meaningless' Hamas Truce Offer

Israel Kills 3 Gunmen in Northern Gaza

Abbas Wants 'Framework Agreement' Before Bush Ends Term

Rights Group: Israel Allows Fewer Gaza Cancer Patients to Enter

Israel to Pay $12 Million to Family of Filmmaker Killed by Troops

Talks Fail to Hearten Gazans

US Leaders Speak

Will Carter's Hamas Foray Bear Fruit?

Carter Says Hamas and Syria Are Open to Peace

Carter: Hamas Is Willing to Accept Israel as Its Neighbor

Hamas Leader Accepts Israel's Right to Exist After Carter Visit

Middle East-North Africa

UN Chief Calls for Immediate Presidential Elections in Lebanon and Disarming of Hezbollah

UN Envoy Calls Sahara Independence Unrealistic

Libya Seeks Exemption for Its Debt to Victims


More Bodies Turn Up After Mogadishu Fighting

Ethiopian Troops Kill Clerics at Somali Mosque

Pirates Seize Spanish Boat Off Somalia


Zimbabwe Opposition Turns to UN

African Unions Mobilize to Stop Chinese Weapons Bound for Zimbabwe

Miliband Calls on African Leaders to Isolate Mugabe

Zambia Asks African States to Bar Chinese Ship


Ethiopia Severs Ties With Qatar Over al-Jazeera

Nigeria Rebels Attack Shell Oil Pipelines, Defy US

Uganda to Move Kenya Refugees


Justin Raimondo
The Middle East: Turning the Page on US Foreign Policy

Philip Giraldi
Jimmy Carter Gets the Point

Ivan Eland
War on Terror
Dangerously Counterproductive

Alan Bock
Prosecuting No-Threat Stumblebums

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Doug Bandow
Iraq: Tell Us How This Ends

Nebojsa Malic
Glitz and Loathing in Sarajevo

Charles Peña
McCain's Foreign Policy Vision: Style Over Substance

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

Praful Bidwai
India to Pay a Price For Launching Israeli Spy Satellite

Sascha Matuszak
The Dragon or the Snake?

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