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Losing the Fear Factor: Tom Engelhardt
Ever-Evolving Excuses for War: Paul Sperry
Nation-Building Follies: Ivan Eland
Muddling Through: Leon Hadar
Pols, Pundits, and Peace: Norman Solomon

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Updated November 22, 2005 - 11:08 PM EST
Iraqi Leaders Want Pullout Timetable
US Majority Now Rates Bush Iraq Policy 'Poor'
Jose Padilla Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
UK Document: Bush Wanted to Bomb al-Jazeera
Children Killed as GIs Fire on Van at Roadblock
21 Iraqis Killed in Kirkuk Bombing, 3 GIs Killed
Mortar Explodes Near Top US Officials in Iraq
In the Senate, a Chorus of Three Defies the Line
Senate Democrats Resist Pullout
US, Europe Won't Push for Move on Iran
Cheney: WMD Criticism 'Dishonest and Reprehensible'
Ever-Evolving Excuses for War
by Paul Sperry
Peace Too Important to Be Left to Pols and Pundits  by Norman Solomon
Britain: Out of Iraq and Into Afghanistan (Gulp)  by Vicki Woods
Losing the Fear Factor
by Tom Engelhardt
Faking the Case Against Syria
by Trish Schuh
Muddling Through  by Leon Hadar

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Germany: CIA Knew 'Curveball' Wasn't Trustworthy
Iraqi Leaders Condemn Use of Terrorism, but Uphold Right of Resistance
Iraq Awaits Verdict of DNA Test on Zarqawi 'Corpse'
US Military Says 'Just Missed' Zarqawi
Shi'ite Leader Says He Will Work for Federal Region After Elections
Terror Tactics Turning Away Former al-Qaeda Supporters
Last US Plane Leaves Uzbekistan Base After Eviction
Today in Iraq
Envoy to Iraq: US to Pull Back Iraq Troops From 2006
Fatal Shootings in Iraq Prompt US Military Investigation
The Spoils of War
Companies Waiting in the Wings for Iraqi Riches
Iraq Kurds Shortchanged, They Say, by Massive US Cash Drop
Iraqi Politics
Ba'ath Party Refuses Talks With Iraqi Government
Iraqi Politicians End Conference on Note of Consensus
Newspaper Poll of 40,000: Iraqis Want Jaafari to Remain PM
Iraq Occupation
Soldiers in Iraq Carry Extra Load
In Iraqi Town, Marines' Work Is Routine and Terrifying
Attacks Continue
Car Bomb Aimed at US Troops Kills at Least Four Iraqis
Security Incidents in Iraq, Nov. 22
Security Incidents in Iraq, Nov. 21
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraq Asks Russia for Help Against Iran, Syria Interference
Iraqi President in Iran to Seek Aid Against Terror
Dutch Court Puts Man on Trial Accused of Supplying Saddam
Bush Thanks Mongolia for Iraq Support
Seoul Approves Troop Reduction in Iraq
Howard Urged to Send More Aussie Troops to Afghanistan
Iran and Iraq Bury Bitter Past to Reopen Trade
Time to Talk: US Engages the Taliban
Two Civilians Killed in Afghan Rocket Attack
Aussie PM Visits Afghanistan Troops
New Zealand Has No Plans to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
Briton Charged With Gun-Running in Afghanistan
Indian Bomb Suspect 'Confesses'
India Rejects Pak's Kashmir Proposal
More Civilians Cross Kashmir Line
Few Gains for Bush in China
Bush Has Little to Show for Asia Trip
All Is Not Well in Sino-US Ties: Analysts
Bush Skirts Rights Issue in China
China Shrugs Off Human Rights Criticisms
US-China Ties Claimed to Be 'Perpetual'
Mahathir in Thai Violence Talks
Hawk Named as Sri Lanka Premier
Indonesia Pulls More Aceh Troops Out
Russian Warhead Able to Alter Course Midflight in Test
Is Russia Stoking Ethnic Tensions?
Russia, Japan Work on 60-Year Dispute
Stability Eludes Bosnia 10 Years After Dayton
56 Go on Trial in Spain in ETA Case
Chancellor at Last, Merkel Constrained by Coalition
Uganda Rebels in Daylight Ambush, 12 Killed
Iron Lady of Liberia Ready to Rule
Eritrea Says Ethiopia Raising Tensions
Colombia Seeking Hostage Talks
Helicopter Crash in Colombia Kills Congressman and Five Others
Mildewed Police Files May Hold Clues to Atrocities in Guatemala
The War at Home
Murtha Says Americans Back Iraq Pullout
Opening the Door to Debate, and Then Shutting It
Cheney: Troop Pullout 'Victory for Terrorists'
Hillary Clinton: Immediate Iraq Exit a Mistake
Biden Backs a More Gradual Iraq Pullout
Murtha's District Reflects Conflicted Views on Iraq War
Politicians Across Spectrum State Their Case on Iraq
Sen. George McGovern Discusses the Lies of War From the Gulf of Tonkin to Iraq's WMD
Quakers Continue Protest Against School of the Americas
War on Terror
Interpol Chief: Bio-Terror Strike 'Is Inevitable'
Planes Linked to Alleged CIA Fronts Landed at Canadian Airports
Goss: CIA 'Does Not Torture Prisoners'
US Judge Sends Anthrax Suit Back to State Court
Iran Wins Reprieve on UN Sanctions With Russian Offer
US Signals Headway With Russia, China on Iran
Washington Has No Evidence Against Syria, US General Says
Syria Disputes Credibility of UN Hariri Probe
UN Rejects Syria on Questioning Venue
For Many Kurds, Statelessness Remains a Way of Life
Syria Calls for Media Cooperation With Iran
US Condemns Flareup of Violence in Southern Lebanon
The Lebanese Border, Where Politics and Security Meet
Lebanese PM Acts to Achieve Calm Between Israel, Hezbollah
Israeli Politics
Sharon Takes Center Ground in His Great Political Gamble
Sharon: New Party Will Work to Set Borders
Poll: Sharon Beats Labor, Secures Third Term as PM
Israel's New Middle Way
Big Mouth Who Could Be Israeli Kingmaker
After the Divorce, Sharon's Back on the Market
Right-Wing Parties Mull Merger Ahead of Upcoming Elections
Peres, Ramon Believed Soon to Join Sharon's New Party
Sharon's New Party Shuffles the Political Deck
Sharon Redraws the Political Map
Hawk Reborn as an Opportunistic Dove
Four Men at the Heart of Israeli Politics
Knesset Makeup (graphic)
Israeli Jets Raid Lebanon After Shelling
Israeli Troops Kill Three Hezbollah Men on Lebanon Border
EU to Send Observers for Palestinian Polls
Cairo Wants to Be Seat of North African Force
Egypt Says Top Suspect in Sinai Bombings Killed
US Concerned Over Egypt Vote Violence
Muslim Brotherhood Increases Election Gains Despite Arrests
Turkish Military Suspected of Summary Executions Against Kurds
Turk PM Walks Amid Protesters in Tense Southeast
Middle East
Yemen's Next Ruler
Bahraini Groups Launch Campaign for Freedoms
Jordanian Artists to Protest Terrorism

Justin Raimondo
Murtha Is Right

Ivan Eland
The Failure of Nation-Building in Bosnia and Iraq

Alan Bock
Rehashing the Intelligence

Praful Bidwai
Indian Nuclear Deal With US Turns Faustian Bargain

David R. Henderson
An Economist's Case Against an Interventionist Foreign Policy

Sascha Matuszak
German Gloom, Chinese Boom

Charles Peņa
New York's Subway Search Program Earns a Failing Grade

Nebojsa Malic
A Viceroy Departs

Ran HaCohen
The Quiet Occupation

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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