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Dousing the Flames: Ivan Eland
The Police-State Mentality: Paul Craig Roberts
The Promise of Cairo: Gareth Porter
Dirty Bomb Redux: Gordon Prather
US-Iran Realists Tighten Grip: Jim Lobe

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Updated November 29, 2005 - 11:04 PM EST
Bush to Offer No Exit Strategy
US Casualties in Iraq Climbing Again
US Reaching Out to Some Iraq Insurgents
Bush Anti-Terror Plans Irk Big Business
Tape Aired of 4 Peace Activists Taken in Iraq
Pentagon: Consensus Grows on Iraq Force Cuts
Two US Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Peres to Quit Labor Party to Back Sharon
Rice Seeks to Justify Secret CIA Prisons to EU
EU May Suspend Nations With Secret Prisons
Hariri Witness Says He Was Bribed to Implicate Syria
The Grave Threat Is the Bush Administration  by Paul Craig Roberts
Is Bush Lying About His Lies?
by Andrew Greeley
Torture Debate Comes Down to Words vs. Deeds  by David Luban
The War vs. the Deficit
by Robert B. Reich
Cheney's History Needs a Revise
by Tim Rutten
Dirty Bomb Redux  by Gordon Prather

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Realists Tighten Grip as Talks Open with Iran
Was Cairo Meet First Step Toward Peace Talks?
Hawk Congressman Admits Taking Defense Firm's Bribes
All Disquiet on West Wing Front
Supreme Court Rejects Sibel Edmonds' Appeal
Blair Denies Knowing of US Plans to Bomb al-Jazeera
US Reports Shortage of Big Bombs for Iraq
Use of Chemical in Iraq Ignites Debate
Congress Rejects 'Bunker Busters'
A War Supporter Disillusioned in Iraq
Today in Iraq
Sunnis Accuse Iraqi Military of Kidnappings and Slayings
Abuse of Prisoners in Iraq Widespread, Officials Say
US Ambassador to Iraq to Meet Iranians
US Auditors Investigate Iraq Cash Disbursements
US Envoy Warns Early Iraq Withdrawal Could Trigger Wider War
More Iraqi Security Forces Play Lead Roles
Trying Saddam
Saddam Complains About Chains as Trial Resumes
Saddam Trial Resumes, Then Is Postponed
Shia Anger at Chief Judge as Saddam Trial Starts and Stops Again After 3 Hours
Lawyers Voice Fears as Saddam Trial Delayed
Text of Saddam Trial Deposition
Attacks Continue
Two Britons Die in Gun Attack on Shi'ite Pilgrims
Two Sunni Politicians, Bodyguard Killed in Iraq
Iraq's Danger for Foreigners
Security Incidents in Iraq, Nov. 29
Security Incidents in Iraq, Nov. 28
Kidnapped and Missing
Iraq Pledges Help in Search for Kidnapped Briton
Kidnapped Briton Was Quiet Pacifist Who Felt Drawn to War Zone
German Woman Missing in Iraq
Global Iraq Fallout
The Ties That Tangle Iraq and Iran
UK Armed Forces Minister: Video of Beating of Naked Marine 'Not Typical'
UK Infantry Face Marine Training
Afghanistan: US Too Lenient in Body-Burning Punishments
Concerns Cloud NATO Plans to Extend Afghan Force
Afghan Attacks Mirror Iraqi Methods
Officer Killed in Firefight With Taliban in South Afghanistan
North Korea Demands Compensation for Reactors
South Korea to Provide Nuclear Safety Training to Iraqi Technicians
9 Killed, 40 Wounded in Bangladesh Blasts
East Timor Govt Commission Calls for Western Nations to Pay Reparations
Philippine Troops Kill Four Militants
Sri Lanka Leader Says Can Start Immediate Tiger Talks
Nepal Radio Shut Over BBC Report
US Slams Burma for Extending Detention of Opposition Leader
Kazakh Politician: Murder or Suicide?
US Urges Azeri Government to Punish Those Behind Crackdown on Opposition
Chechnya Election Set to Boost Pro-Moscow Leader
Mixed Reaction to Chechen Vote
Russia Trumpets Chechnya's 'Democratic and Honest' Poll
Backing for Motherland Nationalists Backfires on Kremlin
Russia's Rising Extremists
France Blamed Brit Spies for Rainbow Warrior Bombing
Spain Rejects ETA Peace Bid
Euro-Mediterranean Summit Ends With Pledge to Fight Terrorism
NATO Parliamentarians Engage Arab World
Aussie Army Plans Biggest Restructure Since WWII
Australian AG Stands Behind Sedition Laws
Canadian Government Falls on No-Confidence Vote
Colombia's Uribe Says He'll Run Again
Mugabe's Party Seals Win in Zimbabwe Senate Poll
Opposition Split After Mugabe Wins Flawed Election
CIA Torture Prisons
EU Members Face Sanctions Over Secret CIA Prisons
EU Says No Assurances From US on Secret Prisons
US Promises Answers on Secret CIA Prisons
Ex-Powell Aide Criticizes Detainee Effort
War on Terror
Miami Police Take New Tack Against Terror: Vow 'Surprise' ID Sweeps
US Lacks Ways to Gauge Wins Against Terror: Congressional Report
US: 26 Nations Failing to Stop Terror Funding
Turf Wars Hinder US Attack on Terror Cash, Agency Says
Moussaoui's Prosecutors Draft Slew of Questions for Jury Pool
Jury Clears Siblings of Involvement With UK's First Suicide Bomber
British Bomber's Sister 'Told Pupils She Supported bin Laden'
London Police Chief Faces Probe for Lying About Menezes Killing
CIA Leak Case
Testimony From Rove's Former Assistant May Solidify Case That He Misled Leak Inquiry, Lawyers Say
Reports of Reporter Testimony Hint at Further Investigation of Rove
Time Reporter Called a Key to Rove's Defense in Leak Probe
The War at Home
Closed Sessions Not New on Hill
Air Force Erred With No-Bid Iraq Contract, GAO Says
War Debate Consumes Western Pennsylvania
Ted Turner Says Iraq 'No Better Off' After US-Led War
Sen. Lieberman 'Encouraged' by Iraq Visit
Syria Asks Mehlis to Revise Hariri Report After Witness Recants
Syria, Lebanon Vow 'New Page' in Relations
Iran, EU Agree Future Nuclear Talks
Iran President Had 'Religious Vision' During UN Speech
Israeli Politics
Peretz Attacks PM Sharon for 'Wooing' Labor MKs
Sharon Set to Recruit Peres
Sharon Knew the Likud Was Not a Done Deal
New Sharon Party Seeks Demilitarized Palestinian State
Palestinian Politics
Fatah Cancels Primaries in Gaza After Attacks on Polling Stations
Young Guard Rises in Palestinian Politics
Israel Says It Broke Up Hamas Funding Plot
Israel Under Fire for Inaction on West Bank Settlement Outposts
Gunman Hurls Explosive Device at Israeli Checkpoint in Hebron
Palestinian Attacks Israeli Army Post
Former Gaza Settlers Struggle to Rebuild Lives
Palestinians, Israelis to Play Soccer for Peace
Egypt Judges Seek to Ensure Access to Polling Stations
EU Monitors Say Egypt Election Was 'Rigged'
Egypt Arrested 197 in Lead Up to Election
US Renews Concern Over Egypt Vote Violence
Middle East
Albright: US Should Not Back 'Reforms' That Isolate Islamist Parties
In Yemen, a Once Relatively Free Press Now Takes Repeated Beatings
Kenya Opposition Defies Rally Ban
Former Chad Leader Re-Arrested in Senegal
Nigerian Troops Sent to Oil-Producing Region After Youth Rallies

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Adam Smith's Economic Case Against Imperialism

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A Desert Called Peace

Alan Bock
Beginning of the End

Charles Peņa
The Zarqawi Dilemma

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Who's the Boss?

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