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Biden Means Business As Usual: Justin Raimondo
Blowing Opportunities: Alan Bock
US Self-Deceit on NATO: Gareth Porter
Czechoslovakia on Their Minds: Leon Hadar
There Are Better Options for Israel: Daniel Levy

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There are Better Options

 Ed Fremer

No Accountability for Negligence in the Army

 Robert Higgs

Philip Dru in Power

 Glenn Greenwald

Bloggers Thrash Feds, Times, Post on Anthrax Cover-Up

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Maliki: Timetable Agreed; US Denies

  Shi'ite Cleric Killed in Shooting Ambush
  Suicide Bomber Kills 25 at Banquet West of Baghdad

Monday: 1 US Soldier, 16 Iraqis Killed; 14 Iraqis Wounded

  Sunday: 49 Iraqis Killed, 90 Wounded
Karzai Ousts General Over Civilian Killings by US
  US Expresses Regret, but Not Responsibility for Afghan Deaths
  Taliban Turns Lethal: 101 US Deaths in Afghanistan

Pakistan's Coalition Collapses Amid Dissent

  Anger, Desperation Among Civilians as Pakistan Rejects Cease-Fire
  Pakistan Claims 50 Taliban Slain in Swat Valley Raids
Russia Accused of Violating Cease-Fire Deal

Russian Parliament Backs Independence for Abkhazia, S. Ossetia

  Saakashvili Vows to Rebuild Army and Reclaim Enclaves
  Georgian Democracy a Complex Evolution
  Georgian Parliament Extends Military Regime in Country
  US Navy Warship Sails Into Georgia With Aid
  Envoy Sees Bitter Legacy of War in Ossetian Village
Georgia War Rooted in US Self-Deceit on NATO  by Gareth Porter
US and Iraq: At Least One Government Follows Its Constitution  by Jacob G. Hornberger
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Georgian Forum  by Robert Higgs
On Iraq, Biden Is Worse Than McCain  by Robert Dreyfuss
Czechoslovakia on Their Minds
by Leon Hadar
The Afghan Fire Looks Set to Spread, but There Is a Way Out  by Seumas Milne

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Turks Dislike Selection of Joe Biden for VP
State Subsidies Don't Change Czech Opposition to US Base
Russian Actions Reignite Tensions Over Strategic Port in Ukraine
Biden on Foreign Policy, in Iraq and the Balkans
Antiwar Protest Tame Affair as Democrats Gather
West Bank Settlements Squeeze Borders
Iraq Today
Iraq's Sistani Meets Press to Dispel Health Rumor
MP: Long Road Ahead on US-Iraq Security Deal
Iraqi Security Forces Close Off Baquba Inlets
US Forces Capture Alleged Planner of US Journalist's Abduction
US Forces Say They Caught Two Iraq al-Qaeda Leaders
Jordan Will Send Ambassador to Iraq
Life in Iraq
Improved Security Sees Iraq Open for Business Again
Hope of Better Times at Baghdad Lakeside Resort
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Iraqi Arabs Seek Vacation Escape in Kurdistan
Attacks Continue
Six Iraqi Security Forces Killed in Restive Diyala Province
Three Killed in Bomb Attack in Baghdad
Sunday: 49 Iraqis Killed, 90 Wounded
Georgia Crisis May Ease Pressure on Iran
Iran to Respond to UN Atomic Agency Questions
Khamenei Urges Ahmadinejad to Rein in Soaring Inflation
Iran's Supreme Leader Defends Ahmadinejad
Iran Says Designing New Nuclear Power Plant
Report: Guards in Israeli Prison Regularly Abuse Inmates
Israeli High Court Rejects Bid to Prevent Release of Palestinian Prisoners
Blockade-Running Activists Tour Gaza Strip, Vow to Bring 10 Students on Return Voyage

Breaking the Gaza Blockade

Hamas-Fatah Rift Extends to Teachers
Israeli Police Shut Down Islamic Institute
Palestinian Delegation in Egypt for Talks on Ending Infighting
Most Israelis Ignore Rare 'General' Travel Warning
Gazans Struggle With Cooking Gas Shortage Amid Israeli Fuel Cuts
Syria Shift on Lebanon Suggests Hard-Liner Softens
Assad: Next Round of Syria-Israel Talks Will Be 'Decisive'
Major Events in Syria-Lebanon History
Hezbollah Leader Warns Israel Against Attack
Middle East
Yemeni Authorities Detain 30 al-Qaeda Suspects
Two People Kidnapped by PKK in Eastern Turkey
Egypt Steps Up Its War on Gaza Smuggling Tunnels
Opposition Factions Dispute Leadership of Zimbabwe Parliament
Zimbabwe Faces Crunch Week as Mugabe Draws Battle Line
How Does Parliament Work in Zimbabwe?
Official: Piracy Ransoms Funding Somalia Insurgency
Somalis Name Kidnapped Western Journalists
Somalia Searching for Kidnapped Journalists
Chronology: Attacks on Journalists in Somalia
Al-Qaeda Claims to Have Killed 130 in Algeria in Past Month
Algerian Troops Kill 10 Militants in Clashes
Amid Georgians' Tales of Violence, Death Toll Is Unclear
War Frays a Patchwork of Georgians, Ossetians
Behind Checkpoints, a Look at Russian Actions in Georgia
Seven-Hour Russian Tour of Georgia Offers Little Insight
Georgia Official: Train on Fire After Hitting Mine
Russia & Her Neighbors
Russian Lawmakers Meet on Rebel Georgian Regions
Russia May Recognize Georgia's Separatist Regions
Russia Out to Avenge Kosovo Snub
Two Russian Officers Killed in Attack in Chechnya
Global Ossetia Fallout
West Piles Pressure on Russia for Full Georgia Withdrawal
Yushchenko: NATO Membership Vital to Security
Russia Thanks Jordan for Relief Aid to Separatists in Georgia
More Than 90 Killed in Coalition Strikes: Investigation
Report: British to Boost Troops in Afghanistan
French Public Opposition to Afghan War Grows as Sarkozy Reiterates Commitment
Army Deaths Put Sarkozy in Line of Fire
French General: Troops Caught in Ambush Too Trusting
10 Taliban Fighters Killed in Afghan Clashes
BBC Presenter Lyse Doucet: Media Fail to Convey 'Humanity of the Taliban'
NATO-Chartered Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan
Helmand's Fields Yield a Bumper Opium Harvest
Pakistan Political Prospects as Coalition Cracks
Pakistan's Zardari Says Taliban Winning War
Zardari: Pakistani President's Role Should Be 'Ceremonial'
Pakistan Euphoria Over Musharraf's Exit Begins to Ebb
Pakistani Troops Kill Five in South Waziristan
About Bhutto's Widower Pakistan Presidential Candidate
Chronology: Pakistan's Tumultuous Politics
Kashmir Under Indefinite Curfew
Indian Kashmir Troops Fire on Protesters, 1 Dead
Kashmir on Brink as India Scrambles for Solution
Local News Channels Banned in Kashmir Valley
Indian Maoists Kill Hindus Over Christian Conversions
US Disappointed Olympics Didn't Open China More
China Deports 8 Americans Held in Protests
Australia Frets at Rising Chinese Naval Power
China's Hu Heads to South Korea for Talks on North
North Korea Slams Seoul's Remarks on Human Rights
North Korea Denounces South Korea-US War Games
Pursuit of Accord With Separatists Poses Risks for Philippine President
Sri Lanka's Ruling Party Wins Provincial Polls
Tibetans Mark Olympics Close With Anti-China Rally
Doctors: Former Bangladesh PM's Son Crippled by Torture in Custody
Grenade Attack on Burundi Wedding Kills 10, Injures 48
East Sudan Leaders in Damaging Internal Power Struggle
Moroccan Terrorism Suspect's Murky Trail

Nigerian President Explains Military Shakeup


Justin Raimondo
Biden Means Business As Usual

Alan Bock
Blowing Opportunities

Ivan Eland
Missile Defense May Cause Downward Spiral in US-Russian Relations

Doug Bandow
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

Nebojsa Malic
Krajina, Not Kosovo

Philip Giraldi
America's Israeli-Occupied Media

Charles Peņa
My Energy Plan Is
Better Than Yours

Sascha Matuszak
The Security Blanket

David R. Henderson
'Fisking' or 'Hendersoning'?

Praful Bidwai
Deceptions Surface in US-India Nuclear Deal

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

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