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Parsing the Anti-Iran Resolutions: M. Sahimi
Reading Solana in Tehran: Trita Parsi
Bush Admin Strikes Oil in Iraq: Turse/Engelhardt
The Threat of War Remains: Thomas Powers
Will US Use Terror to Hit Iran?: William O. Beeman

 Jacob Sullum

McCain's Plenary Powers

 Robert Parry

25 Year War Against Journalism

 Gareth Porter

No One to Stop Them Now

 Seymour Hersh

Preparing the Battlefield

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Updated July 8, 2008 - 10:44 PM EDT

Maliki Wants US Pullout Timetable


Pentagon Rebuffs Iraq Withdrawal Proposal


Joint Chiefs Chairman: Iraq Security Gains Holding

  Opposition to Iraq War Hits 68% in US

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 4 Contractors, 14 Iraqis Killed; 28 Iraqis Wounded

Bomb at Indian Embassy Kills 41 in Afghanistan


Afghanistan Blames Pakistan for Bomb Attack Outside Indian Embassy


Pakistan Suicide Blast Death Toll Rises to 18


Radicals Gain Ground in Pakistan

Bush, Medvedev Clash on Missile Defense
The Bush Administration Strikes Oil in Iraq  by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
Deconstructing the Anti-Iran Resolutions  by Muhammad Sahimi
Will the US Support Terrorists to Destabilize Iran?  by William O. Beeman
Reading Solana in Tehran  by Trita Parsi
The Threat of War Remains
by Thomas Powers
Truth and the Gitmo Detainees
by Steve Chapman

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Bush Facing Rebuffs on Key Issues at G-8

On Eve of Summit, G-8's Relevance Is Unclear

'Science Fiction Sounding' Weapons on Tap for Political Conventions

Indian Premier Expresses New Hope for Completion of Nuclear Pact With US

Oil Drops on Profit-Taking, Eyeing Iran

The Iraq War Movie:
Military Hopes to Shape Genre
Today in Iraq

Iraqi Parliament to Vote on Election Law Next Week

Iraq Looks to More Debt Waivers After UAE Deal

Arab League: Iraq's Political Map Will Be Re-Drawn After Vote

Lawmaker Accuses Kurdish Parties of Foiling Security Operation in Mosul

Attacks Continue

Female Suicide Bomber Kills Nine North of Baghdad

Gunmen Kill Islamic Party Official in Talafar

Journalist Survives Assassination Attempt in Baghdad

Monday: 24 Iraqis Killed, 58 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

MNF Says Joint Operations With Iraqi Forces to Continue in Basra

US Says Iraq Talks Not for Definite Withdrawal Date

Iraq Starts to 'Take Its Place' in Gulf Region, US Says

US Commander in Kirkuk Lowers Profile, Raises Popularity

The War at Home

'Independent' Group Bankrolls Spot Pushing Success of Iraq Surge

Fla. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Defrauding Pentagon

Alcohol Abuse Rising Among Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq

US Military

Lockheed: US Must Pay for Rocket-Test Cleanup

DoD Keeps Raptors Out of Persian Gulf

Army Modernizing Handling of Remains

'War on Terror'

'No Progress' on Mass Yemeni Guantanamo Prisoner Transfer

East African Countries Seen as Possible Terror Threat by US

Top British Legal Figures to Mount Attack on 42-Days Plan


Militia Attack Zimbabwe Displaced

Zimbabwe Youth Militias Accused of Holding Women as Sex Slaves

Zimbabwe Says World Must Accept Mugabe's Victory

Mbeki Plan Would Keep Mugabe as Titular Head of Zimbabwe

Bush Pushes Hard Line on Zimbabwe at G-8

G-8: Africa Will Suffer if Robert Mugabe Stays in Power


Somali Islamists Raid Police Station in Southern Town

Somali Opposition: No Truce Until Ethiopians Withdraw

Somaliland Forces Fight Civilians, Pirates


Sierra Leoneans Look for Peace Through Full Truth About War Crime

Briton Gets 34 Years for Botched Coup

UN Troops in Congo Warned Against 'Gold Trafficking'

South Asia

Royalists Celebrate Ousted Nepal King's Birthday

Indian Kashmir Government Collapses


Before Games, China Puts Conflict on Hold

In Election Dispute, a Challenge for Mongolia's Democracy


Betancourt: Tone Down 'Hate' Speech Against Rebels

Betancourt Offers Hope to Other Hostages

Colombia Leaders Call Ransom Story 'Absolutely False'

Ex-Hostage Betancourt's Comments on the Future

Chávez, Seeking Colombia Role, Distances Himself From Rebels

Families Fear for Colombian Hostages Still in Jungle


Kabul Bombing Echoes Past Tragedies

Pakistani Intelligence's Role in Afghanistan

Major Insurgent Attacks in Afghanistan Since 2001

Canadian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Explosion

Iran: Kabul Embassy Bombing Atrocious


Pakistani Police Official: Head of Razed Mosque Raising Suicide Bombers to Target Musharraf

Fear Grips Citizens as Seven Blasts Rock Karachi

Locally-Made Bombs Were Used in Karachi Blasts

Authorities Examine Pakistan Blast Site


Iran Says Demand to Halt Enrichment Illegitimate

EU's Solana Says Nuclear Talks With Iran 'Difficult'

US Official: Tehran Seized by Debate Over Nuclear Offer

Ahmadinejad: Israel and US Won't Dare Attack Iran

Sentenced Iranian Spy Reveals Mossad Tactics

Iran Urges UN to Help Free Kidnapped Diplomats in Lebanon


Israel, Hezbollah Sign Prisoner Swap Deal

Israel to Receive Report on Long-Missing Airman

Hezbollah Appears Set to Dominate Lebanese Govt

Victims of War in Israel Sue Lebanese Banks

US: Venezuelan Govt Funding Hezbollah


Israeli Soldiers Fire on Protesters, Wounding 10

Israel to Close Gaza Crossings After Mortar Fire

Fatah PM Calls for Arab Troops in Gaza to Restore PA Control

Abbas Meets With Islamic Jihad Leader in Syria, but No Sign of Hamas Encounter

Palestinians Say Israel's Barrier Stealing Land

Israel Raids West Bank Town, Shuts School and Clinic on Suspected Hamas Links

Israel Extends Curfew in Palestinian Town

As Israeli MPs Press for House Demolitions, Residents Warn It Will Fuel Future Attacks

Deadly Attacks Further Divide East and West Jerusalem

Hamas Operative Slams Israeli Ban on Charity Funds


Syria Says Talks With Israel Require US Support

Syria Sees No Peace With Bush in Office


NATO Urges EU to Boost Defense Ties With Turkey

Austria's Governing Coalition Falls Apart

Rice Seeks to Tighten Links With Prague

Serbia to Vote in New Pro-Western Government

Russia and Her Neighbors

British Officials: Litvinenko Killing Was 'State Action'

Bush: Russia's New President Is 'Smart Guy'

Blast in Georgian Rebel Region Kills Four

Belarus Leader Attacks Security Chief Over Bomb


Justin Raimondo
Fake Flip-Flop Flap

Alan Bock
Will the US Attack Iran?

Doug Bandow
What Does China Think?

Nebojsa Malic
Being Walter Duranty

Praful Bidwai
India's Singh Pushes for Nuclear Deal

Philip Giraldi
Neocons Stay on Message

Ivan Eland
Can the Air Force Be Reformed?

Charles Peńa
Change We Can Believe In?

David R. Henderson
The Supreme Court Gets One Right

Sascha Matuszak
The US and China:
Unsettling Similarities

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

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