Palin Goes Ballistic: Philip Giraldi
Regime Change: Promise and Peril: S. Kinzer
Iran, the IAEA, and the Laptop: M. Sahimi
Pakistan, US on Brink of War? Mustafa Qadri
Brits: No Win in Afghanistan: Robert Dreyfuss

 Jon Basil Utley

Costs of Soldiers in Iraq

 Jennifer Daskal

The CIA's Somalia Renditions

 Sheldon Richman

Picking a Fight With Russia

 Charles Goyette

Madman McCain and Worse

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Pakistan Insists No Deal Made With US on Strikes
  20 Killed, Over 50 Injured in Punjab Suicide Blast

Wave of Violence Worsens Pakistan's Security, Economic Crisis

Gates Slams UK 'Defeatism' in Afghanistan


General Tired of Explaining Need for Aggressive Afghan Drug War


Sources: Taliban Split With al-Qaeda, Seek Peace

  Afghan/Taliban Peace Talks: Real or Rumor?

Afghan War Cannot Be Won Militarily, UN Agrees

Russia Accuses Georgia of 'New Hostilities'


News Media Feel Limits to Georgia's Democracy

Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Inmates Into US

Tanks Hijacked by Somalis Bound for S. Sudan?

Pakistan and the US on
Brink of War?
 by Mustafa Qadri
Counterproductive Antiterrorism
by Gregory Clark
Brits Say We Can't Win in Afghanistan  by Robert Dreyfuss
Iran, the IAEA, and the Laptop
by Muhammad Sahimi
Who Killed Real ID?  by David Weigel
Exclusionary Rule's Crucial Role
by Cheryl D. Stein

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US to Allies: Fight in Afghanistan or Write Check

Israeli TV: US Won't Allow Israeli Attack on Iran

Iraq Hopes Shrine Rebuild Can Reconcile Sects

Fragging Charges Remain for NY Soldier

US Carrier in South Korea, Likely to Irk North

Senior Officer: Menezes 'Extremely Unfortunate' to Look Like a Terrorist, Killing Him Wasn't Unreasonable

Biden Played Less Than Key Role in Bosnia Legislation

Suicide Bomber Kills 27 in Sri Lanka

Today in Iraq

Maliki Reiterates Calls to Set Up Strong Federal Government

Iraqi Lawmaker Urges Resolution of Minority Issue

Iraqi Parliament to Debate Quotas for Election Law

Iraqi Women Fear Going Public as Candidates

Secrets of Iraq's Death Chamber

Arab League Envoy Takes Up Post in Iraq

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 7 Iraqis Killed; 10 Iraqis Wounded

Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdish Hideouts in Iraq, Turkey

Kurdish PKK Rebels Say Have Two Turk Soldiers

Occupying Afghanistan

UK Commander Backs Taliban Talks

Taliban Said to Be Furious Over US Missile Strike

Germany Not to Renew Special Forces' Afghan Mission

Canadian PM: Ending Insurgency in Afghanistan Quickly 'Unrealistic'

Aussie DM: Financial Crisis Distracting US From Afghanistan

Afghan Politics

Karzai's Brother Denies Links to Drug Trade

Report: Sharif Mediating Karzai, Taliban Talks

Afghans Start Registering Voters for 2009 Polls

Today in Afghanistan

Bus Passengers Defy Taliban on Road to Renewal

Two Dozen Dead in Series of Attacks, Clashes Across Afghanistan

Seven Years On, Some Afghans Are Missing the Taliban


Bush to Sign India Nuclear Legislation Wednesday

80,000 Flee After Communal Clashes Claim 40 Lives in India's Assam

India Extends Kashmir Curfew to Stop Separatist Rally

Kashmir Police Threaten to Shoot Curfew Violators

India Arrests 2 Christians for Hindu Leader's Murder

Death Toll in Assam Anti-Muslim Riots Hits 49

Sri Lanka

Army Lures 'Young Patriots' as Battle Rages in Sri Lanka

Blast Kills Sri Lanka Opposition Leader


Taiwan Arms Deal Sours US-China Relations

China Cancels Military Contacts With US in Protest of Taiwan Arms Sale

Japanese Envoy Sees Strong Support for IAEA Candidacy

Malaysian Journalist on Trial for Alleged Sedition


Mortar Rounds Hit Market in Somalia, 17 Killed

Rights Group: Somalia Is Most Ignored Tragedy


Uganda Generals Could Face Arrest in US Over Child Soldiers

Britain: EU Not Ready to Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions


Iran FM Does Not Believe Israel, US Will Attack

Iran Refuses Plane Carrying Iraq Speaker

Iranian Letter Rejects Pressure on Nuclear Issue

NATO Doubts the World Will Stop Iran Getting Bomb

Iran Urges Pakistan to Fight Terrorism

FM: Russia Committed to Prevent Iran From Military Nuclear Program


Lebanon, US Set Up Joint Military Commission

Hezbollah Source: 'Big Surprise' Awaits Israel if It Attacks Lebanon

US Warns of October Security Risk in Lebanon

Christians Warned of Attacks by Sunnis in Northern Lebanon

Lebanese Union to Sue Israel Over Rights to Falafel


US Warns Syria Against Interfering in Lebanon

Syria, Lebanon Abuzz Over Report About Militant's Arrest


Israel Presses Russia on Arms Sales to Iran, Syria

Hamas Blames Israel for Stalled Shalit Talks

Israel Likely to Withdraw From Lebanese Occupied Village

Palestinians Sue for Money Over Settlement

NATO Chief: Israel Can't Be Asked to Give Up Nukes

Poll: 63 Percent of Palestinians Support Extending Abbas' Presidential Term

Middle East

Egypt Blocks Attempt to Send Medical Supplies to Gaza

Yemen Says Arrests Militants With Links to Israel


Russia Steps Up Preparations for Georgia Pullout

Russia Accuses Georgia of Provoking Violence

Abkhazia Accuses Georgia of Killing Border Guard

UN Role in Georgia Unclear as Conflict Is Unresolved

US, Georgia Discussed Free Trade Pact

Georgia's Chechens Relive Own Russian War

European Rights Group Weighs Russia-Georgia Crisis

Russia's War at Home

Russia Says US on Dangerous Path Over Arms Control

Russia to Test Fire Cruise Missiles for First Time Since 1984


Ukraine President Dismisses PM's Moves

Germany to Allow Domestic Military Deployment 'To Combat Terrorism'

Basque Regional President to Face Trial in Spain


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Al-Qaeda in the Caucasus

Philip Giraldi
Palin Goes Ballistic

Alan Bock
Evidence of Decline

Ivan Eland
In Politics, If You Have to Be Honest, Wait Until the End of Your Term

Doug Bandow
America Between the Wars

Nebojsa Malic
The Harsh Constant

Charles Peņa
The Pakistan Dilemma

David R. Henderson
A Star Is Born

Praful Bidwai
Lawmaker's Disclosure May Torpedo Nuke Deal

Ran HaCohen
Occupation by Another Name

Sascha Matuszak
The Security Blanket

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