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Beware the New Year: Justin Raimondo
A Gestapo Administration: Paul Craig Roberts
Occupation Denies Validity of Vote: Conley/Rashid
The Hidden State Steps Forward: Jonathan Schell
Puppet State Crushed by Economics: Lew Rockwell

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Updated January 2, 2006 - 10:17 PM EST
Bush Defends Domestic Spying
UK Backs Off Claims Iran Armed Iraqi Rebels
Bush Plans to Stop Funding Iraq Rebuilding
Sunni Group Agrees on Iraq Govt Outline
NSA Gave Other Agencies Info From Surveillance
Iran Rejects Russian Nuclear Offer
Russia Says It Will Restore Gas to Europe
Justice Deputy Resisted Parts of Spy Program
Car Bombs, Attacks Kill 19 Iraqis
The Hidden State Steps Forward
by Jonathan Schell
Behind Veil of Iraq War, Winds of Peace  by Jonathan Powers
Checks and No Balance
by Sydney H. Schanberg
A Criminal Administration
by Paul Craig Roberts
Telling It Like It Isn't  by Robert Fisk
Targeting Iran and Syria  by Gary Leupp

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Occupation Denies Validity of Election
Both Hare and Hound in 'War on Terror'
Sharon Keeps Them Guessing
North Korea Urges Troops to Become 'Human Bullets and Bombs' in 2006
Allawi Suffers More Setbacks
Iraqis' Claim of Attack From Lebanon Leaves Confusion
Amid New Year Fireworks, Calls for Peace
Four Killed in Iraq Fuel Protests
Today in Iraq
Sunni Arab Delegation to Meet With Kurds
Curfew for Iraqi City After Fuel Riots
Power Cuts Leave Iraq in Dark on New Year's Eve
Major Oil Refinery in Iraq Reopens
Cypriot Kidnapped in Iraq Released After Ransom Paid
Iraq Occupation
US Commander: Al-Qaeda Stymied in Iraq's West
Number of Nations Sending Troops to Iraq Declining
Iraqi Forces Must Be More Inclusive: US General
US Commander Predicts Progress in Iraq in 2006
Transcript of General Abizaid's Interview
Attacks Continue
Mayhem Across Iraq Leaves 15 Dead and Dozens Wounded
40 Wounded in Series of Baghdad Car Bombings
A Cold and Deadly Eve in Iraq
Tikrit: 14 Iraqis Injured in Tikrit Suicide Bombing
Son of Palestinian Cultural Attache Shot Dead in Baghdad
Mortar Attack in Iraq Destroys Family
Bomb Explodes Near Iraqi Oil Refinery
Security Incidents in Iraq, Jan. 2
Security Incidents in Iraq, Jan. 1
New Afghan Parliament Presses for Removal of Security Barriers
Al-Jazeera Crew Members Arrested, Later Released by US Forces in Afghanistan
North Korea
North Korea Vows to Strengthen Military-First Policy
North Korea Demands Pullout of US Troops
Key North Korea Editorial Gives No Hint on Nuclear Talks
Taiwan's Chen Singals Tighter Policy Toward China
Taiwan's President Calls for Increased Arms Purchases
Taiwan Leader Still Plans Referendum
War Fear Grips Nepal as Maoist Truce Nears End
Massive Scam Emerges in Nepal’s Army Fund
India and Pakistan Swap List of Nuclear Facilities
China and Japan Intensify Dispute in Official's Death
Bangladesh Begins New Year With Clashes
Philippines Senate Kept Secret Votes Rejecting US Bases
Russia-Ukraine Gas Crisis
Russian Supply Cut Could Cause Natural Gas Shortages in Europe
US Regrets Russia's Decision to Cut Off Gas to Ukraine
Documents Detail British, US WWII Views
Churchill Took Hardline on Gandhi
War on Terror
Behind the NSA Spying Furor
Former CIA Officer: US Could Take a Decade to Prepare for War on Terror
UK: No British Officials Witnessed Greek Abuse of Detainees
German Languishes in Guantanamo Without Trial
US Military
The Army, Faced With Its Limits
Military Pay Raise, Other Benefits Kick in With Arrival of New Year
War Demands Spur Growth, Other Changes at Fort Lewis
The War at Home
Alito Once Made Case for Presidential Power in 1980s
Bush Visits Injured Troops
Florida Teen Home After Iraq Adventure
Iran Develops Uranium Separation Machinery
Iran Vows 'Crushing Response' if Attacked
Iran President: Israel Completed Holocaust
Iran Confirms Nine Soldiers Missing After Sunni Kidnap Claim
Syrian Ruling Party Expels Former Vice President
Lebanese Minister Fears Harsh Syria Reprisals
Families of the Missing Seek to Shatter Silence Around Lebanese Civil War
Israeli Army: Qassams Didn't Come From North Gaza
Gaza Gunmen Kidnap Italian Briefly as Chaos Grows
Palestinian Forces Free Hostage After Shootout With Abductors
Palestinian Poll Gives Fatah 10-Point Lead Over Hamas
Israeli Settlers See the Writing on the Wall
300 Gunmen Lead Demo on Fatah Anniversary
Settlers Try to Keep Palestinian Farmers From Ploughing Their Land
Egypt Press Laments Refugee Massacre
The Pharaoh and the Rebel
Tribesmen Kidnap Five Italians in Yemen
Yemen in Talks to Free Abducted Italian Tourists
Female Italian Hostages in Yemen Refuse Release Without Male Companions
Nigerian Troops Kill 12 Oil Thieves
Sudan Islamic Leader Attacks Foreign Presence
Venezuela Takes Over 32 Privately Operated Oilfields
Dominican Republic to Create New Force to Monitor Haiti Border
Seized Officials Freed in Haiti
Colombia Rebels Reject Prisoner-Swap Talks

Justin Raimondo
Beware the New Year

Alan Bock
Building on Realism

Praful Bidwai
Nuclear Clouds Gather
Over Asia

Nebojsa Malic
Troubles Yet to Come

Ivan Eland
Bush's Presidency Most Resembles That of LBJ

David R. Henderson
Let's Keep Our Eyes on the Prize

Sascha Matuszak
Drums in the Streets

Charles Peña
Syriana: It's Not About the Oil

Ran HaCohen
Democracy and Colonialism

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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