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Israel OKs $1.5 Billion for Potential Attack on Iran
  IAEA Chief to Visit Iran in Coming Weeks
  UN Experts Say US Sanctions on Iran Are Causing Medical Shortages
China Denies Testing Hypersonic Missile
  China's Nuclear Threat Only Keeping Up With US Advances: Experts
US: No Taliban Access to Afghan Bank Funds
  Russia Says Taliban Recognition Currently 'Not Under Discussion'
Iraqi Protesters Demand Election Recount in Baghdad
SecDef Stokes Russia Tensions in Ukraine, Georgia Visits
item To Avoid Armageddon, Don't Modernize Missiles – Eliminate Them  Daniel Ellsberg & Norman Solomon
item 'Needlessly Provocative': Austin Rebuked for Opening NATO Door to Ukraine and Georgia  by Brett Wilkins
item Mirage of Clean 'Over-The-Horizon' Air Strikes  Sarah Kreps & Paul Lushenko
item Sanctions Are an Inherently Indiscriminate Weapon  by Daniel Larison
item Who Is American Exceptionalism For?  by Doug Bandow
item Colin Powell Was a Nice Man Who Helped Destroy Iraq  by Peter Maass

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US FCC Commissioner Wants New Restrictions Review for Chinese Dronemaker DJI
Taiwan Foreign Minister, Business Delegation to Visit Prague
Pakistan's Military: Navy Blocked Indian Sub From Its Waters
Hundreds of Political Prisoners Freed in Myanmar After Amnesty
Sudan's Military and Civilian Authorities Locked in Tense Power Struggle
US Envoy to Visit Sudan This Week Amid Political Transition Crisis
Nigerian Army Says 24 Islamist Insurgents Killed
Three Children Killed in Strike on Ethiopia's Mekelle: UN
Mali Asks Islamic Body to Open Negotiations With Al-Qaeda
Algeria Journalist Freed After Six Months' Jail for 'Fake News'
Three More Bodies Recovered From Two New Mass Graves in Libya
Poland Nearly Doubles Troop Numbers on Belarus Border
EU Chief Says Polish Court Ruling Is a Threat to the Bloc
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Global Iraq Fallout
Mosques in the Netherlands Secretly Investigated by Private Companies for Government Entities
Russian Navy Tests Underwater Robots to Secure Naval Bases
Haitian Gang Demands $1 Million Each for Kidnapped US Missionaries
Two Dead, 450 Arrested in Chile Protest Violence
Ex-Soldiers Protest in Guatemala to Get Civil War Payment
Watch: Israeli Far-Right Lawmaker Carries Out Provocative 'Visit' to Palestinian Hunger Striker
Israel to Forcefully Evict Palestinian Citizens From Their Stores
Israeli High Court Refuses to End Administrative Detention of Hunger Striking Detainee
Palestinians Condemn Israeli Bill Giving Broad Powers to Police
Israel Approves West Bank Residency for 4,000 Palestinians, After 10-Year Freeze
Palestinian Left-Wing Factions Rejoin PLO Meetings After Brief Boycott
Israel Revokes Jerusalem Residency of Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Salah Hamouri
New Israel-UAE Agreement to Promote Innovation-Based Business Ties
Economic Meltdown Has Forced Over 230,000 Lebanese to Flee Since January
Lebanon Sets March Date for Parliamentary Election
Beirut Blast Judge Summons Ex-Ministers as Pressure Mounts
US Energy Envoy Visits Lebanon, Will Discuss Maritime Border Talks With Israel
NGOs: Water Crisis Plagues Tens of Thousands in Northeast Syria
Syria War Turned Coast Into 'Pollution Flashpoint'
Syria: UK Repatriates Three British Children From ISIS Camps
Turkey Orders Arrest of 158 in Military Probe Over Gulen Links
EU Accuses Turkey of 'Backsliding' on Reforms to Join Bloc
Turkey Summons 10 Ambassadors After Joint Call to Release Osman Kavala
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Iraq Daily Roundup: Two Killed
Saudi Arabia: Prominent Cleric 'Beaten and Tortured to Death While in Detention'
The War at Home
Blinken Hosts 4-Way Zoom Call With Israeli, Indian and UAE Foreign Ministers
Oregon County Asks National Guard for Help Dealing With Illegal Pot Farms
Trump Bashes Powell for His Role in Iraq War Buildup
16 Service Members Sue to Halt DoD's Vaccine Order
US Navy Sailors Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine May Have to Repay Bonuses
Top Senate Armed Service Republican Wants DoD to Suspend Vaccine Mandate
30 State Department Nominees, Including NATO Ambassador, Advance to Full Senate
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Daniel Larison
Sanctions Are an Inherently Indiscriminate Weapon

Ted Galen Carpenter
US Must Resist Temptation To Meddle in the Balkans Again

Doug Bandow
As Iran Forges Ahead With Its Nuclear Program the Trump Administration's Criminal Incompetence Does Not Justify War

Ramzy Baroud
Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-Serving Politics on Refugees

Ted Snider
If It's Not a Cold War, Why Does It Look So Much Like a Cold War?

Scott Horton
Against Intervention and Regime Change: A Debate with Bill Kristol

Ray McGovern
NYT Gives Russia-Gate CPR – WSJ Pronounces It Dead

Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (ret.)
The Perils of Forgetting: Learn From the Afghan War or Repeat It!

Sheldon Richman
Afghanistan Aftermath: No Firings? No Resignations?

David R. Henderson
Remembering Hiroshima

Dave DeCamp
Despite Pushing Them Together, the US Is Unhappy With Closer Russia-China Ties

Justin Raimondo
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