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The Silenced Majority: Justin Raimondo
Another Needless Confrontation: Doug Bandow
Probe the 'Media Generals': William Fisher
One Last Push for India-US Nuke Deal: P. Bidwai
Israelis Believe Another War Is Coming: Hirschberg

 Mary Ruwart

Libertarianism and War

 Paul Verkuil

Outsourcing Empire

 Gareth Porter

Mahdi Army, Then Iran

 Candace Gorman

Al Hajj Freed, Others at Gitmo Still Languish

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Updated May 9, 2008 - 10:45 PM EDT
War With Iran May Be Closer Than You Think
Soldiers Tell Residents to Leave Sadr City
  US-Iran Talks Impossible Amid Tensions, Iraq Says
  Friday: 52 Iraqis Killed, 111 Wounded
US Deploys 43,000 Troops Unfit for Combat

Pelosi: Congress to Pass Iraq War Funds by End of May


White House Renews Veto Threat Against Troop Funding Bill

  Lawmakers Seek Probe of 'Media Generals'

Hezbollah Gunmen Seize Large Areas of Beirut


Hezbollah Says Beirut Government Declares War


Ten Killed in Beirut Fighting


Confrontation in Lebanon Appears to Escalate

Russian Parliament Confirms Putin as PM

US, Russia Trade Diplomatic Expulsions

A Secret Afghanistan Mission Prepares for War With Iran  by William M. Arkin
Walter B. Jones: Successful Antiwar Republican  by Christopher Check
Neocons and the Truth: Bitter Enemies to the End  by Glenn Greenwald
Israel's Original Sin  by Jeet Heer
A Picture Worth a Thousand Words
by Helen Thomas
How to Crush Any Hope for Reform in Russia  by David Hearst

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To Woo Conservatives, McCain Pledges War on 'Evil'

'Deafening' Silence on Analyst Story

Survey: Israelis Believe Another War Is Coming
One Last Push for India-US Nuke Deal

Keeping Secrets From the CIA

Was Former CIA Operative Behind Obama-Muslim Rumors?

Arrest Fuels Theories of Israeli Mole

Sectarian Street Clashes in Beirut Boil Up Into Gunbattles
Sadr City Under Siege

Sadr City Residents Fear Intensifying Fight

Aid Officials Urge Relief for Sadr City

Sadr City No Longer Safe for Civilians

Baghdad's Coming Refugee Crisis

Iraqi Government Closes Sadr's Radio Station

Charity Work Shows Another Side to Sadr's Movement in Iraq

Today in Iraq
US Military Says Man Held Is Not Iraq al-Qaeda Leader

Turkey Opens Talks With Iraqi Kurds

Facts on al-Qaeda Leader in Iraq

Police Forces Arrest Former Governor Assassins in Diwaniya

Iraqi President Receives Former Russian Premier

Attacks Continue

Unknown Gunmen Abduct Judge in Diyala

Cop Injured by Roadside Bomb Blast in Mosul

Iraq Rocket Attack on Basra Base Kills Two

Rocket Hits Baghdad Park, Killing Two Civilians

Thursday: 48 Iraqis Killed; 70 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Soldiers Kill Suicide Attacker in Mosul

Khamenei: US Presence in Iraq Increasing Regional Tensions

Marriott Weighs Risk, Opportunity of a Hotel in Baghdad Green Zone

Motorist: US Soldiers Open Fire in Kuwait Traffic Dispute

The War at Home

New Yorkers Set to Walk to Ft. Drum for Peace

Pastor Who McCain Praised Said America's Historic Mission Is to 'Destroy' Islam

'War on Terror'

Bomber's Final Messages Exhort Fighters Against US

Victims, Rights Groups Press US Over Tactics in 'War on Terror'

Osama bin Laden's 'Right-Hand Man' Abu Qatada Wins Bail Fight

Guantánamo Judge May Suspend Trial for Canadian Detainee

Online Library Gets FBI to Back Off


12 Killed in Afghan Violence

Medics Brace as Raids Pick Up in Afghan Southeast

Probe Ordered Into Claims of Afghan Prisoner Abuse by Australian Troops

Shopping: Afghanistan Style


US Trains Pakistani Killing Machine

Tension Again Runs High in Pakistan Tribal Region

Pakistani Leaders to Meet in London Over Judges


Putin Vows More Cash for Russia's Nuclear Defenses

Putin Signals He Intends to Stay in Charge of Russia

US Worried Russia-Georgia Dispute May Get Violent


Head of Serbia's Far-Right Party Says Milosevic Lost Kosovo

Kosovo Serbs Prepare to Form Parliament


Iran to Present New Nuclear Proposal

US Declines to Help Present Nuclear Deal to Iran

Iran Says April 12 Blast at Shiraz Mosque Was Terrorism

Iran Blames 'Monarchists' for Mosque Blast

Doubting the Evidence Against Iran

Russia Joins UN Economic Sanctions on Iran


Hezbollah Piles Pressure on Lebanese Government

Hezbollah Phone Network Spat Sparks Beirut Street War

US: Lebanese Govt Hampered by 'Cynical' Acts of Hezbollah

Conflict or Concessions: Scenarios for Lebanon

Events in Lebanon Since Hariri's Killing

60th: Memorial/Nakba

An Arab Veteran of 1948 Recalls Palestinian 'Catastrophe'

At 60, Israel's Never-Ending Struggle for Security

Israeli Arabs Call for Right of Return

Police and Israeli Arabs Clash in Northern Israel

For Some Palestinians, One State With Israel Is Better Than None

'Peace Process'

FM: Israel Ready to Make Sacrifices for Peace

White House Nixes Meetings in Middle East

Olmert Said Ready to Bring About Peace Agreement With Syria


Survey: Israelis Believe Another War Is Coming

Israeli Tank Kills Woman During Gaza Assault

Hamas: Gaza-Egypt Border to Open for Three Days

Fierce Fighting Ensues as Israeli Forces Raid Gaza Strip

Settler Leader: Illegal Settlement Is Here Forever

Israel's Olmert Admits Taking Cash but Won't Quit


Syria: Peace Negotiations Only After Bush Era

Arab League Says US-Syria Dialogue Better Than Sanctions

US Extends Syria Sanctions


Central Somalia Fighting Kills 23, Say Witnesses

Gunmen in Central Somalia Kill Driver of UN Food Convoy

Battle Rages Between Ethiopia Troops, Somali Insurgents

Zimbabwe Police Arrest Pro-Opposition Paper Editor

Detained Reuters Photographer Released in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Opposition Still Rejects Runoff

Farm Workers Displaced in Zimbabwe Poll Violence

South Africa's Mbeki to Visit Zimbabwe to Meet Leaders


Eritrea Denies Djibouti War Claim

Burundi Rebels Drop Amnesty Bid, Agree to Go Home


China to Modernize, Expand Nuclear Arsenal

Dalai Lama's Envoy Details Tibetan Proposals at China Talks

Chinese President Faces Criticism Over Tibet in Japan

US Diplomat Receives Key North Korean Nuclear Documents

US Threatens to Drop Food on Myanmar


Justin Raimondo
The Silenced Majority

Doug Bandow
Another Needless Confrontation

Praful Bidwai
One Last Push for India-US Nuke Deal

Nebojsa Malic
Franklin's Choice

Charles Peña
Mission Accursed

Philip Giraldi
Condi Stomps the Mullahs

Ivan Eland
Rev. Wright Is Not All Wrong

Alan Bock
The Candidates' Similarities

Sascha Matuszak
The Sword Is Blunted

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

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