Today's Highlights

Who'll Blow the Whistle?: Ray McGovern
Fight for Your Rights: Ivan Eland
Sanction the IAEA, Not Iran: Gordon Prather
For One Marine, Torture Came Home: A.L. Bardach
Why US Intel Failed, Redux: Robert Parry

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Updated February 14, 2006 - 10:59 PM EST
Russia-Iran Nuclear Talks Back On
US Risks Reporter's Life to Look Tough
Basra Govt Suspends Ties to UK Troops
Saddam Aides Defy Tribunal, Refuse to Testify
Plame Was Monitoring Iran's Nukes
Ex-Official Backs Lobbyists in AIPAC Case
Report: US Is Abusing Guantanamo Captives
Gunmen Kill 11 Iraqi Farm Workers
Saddam Tells Court He’s on Hunger Strike, Trial Adjourned
Saudi Envoy: Suicide Bombings Are 'Legitimate War' Under Occupation
Who Will Blow the Whistle Before We Attack Iran?  by Ray McGovern
WMD Pipeline From Iraq to Syria?
by William Norman Grigg
US Allies Bring Little to Table in Iraq, Afghanistan  by Ted Galen Carpenter
For One Marine, Torture Came Home  by Ann Louise Bardach
The Caliphate Myth  by Tom Porteous
Sanction the IAEA Board, Not Iran
by Gordon Prather

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Fissures in Balkan Islam
Iraqis Fear 'Deja Vu' With PM Jaafari's 2nd Term
Five Agencies Review Libby Case Evidence
'Mistake' Captives Languish at Guantanamo
Pentagon Rejects UN Guantánamo Bay Report
Homeland Security Stages Mock Attacks on US Computers
US, Israel Plan Sabotage of Hamas
Abbas 'Coup' Outrages Hamas
You Are Ignorant of the Law, Says Saddam to Judge
Today in Iraq
Iraq's Sunnis Want Jaafari to Rein in Militias
Judge Blocks Handover of Citizen to Iraq
Iraq Rebels Wage War by Video
Iraq-Bound Marine Leaders Cram on Civics and Economics
Trying to Try Saddam
Saddam Lashes Out at Bush, Judge in Court
A Haggard Saddam Forced to His Trial
British Abuse Video
British Military Arrests Man Over Iraq Abuse Video
Iraq Abuse Video 'Could Fuel Backlash'
'The Illusion of Britain as a Friendly Force Has Gone'
Iraq PM Seeks Swift 'Abuse' Probe
Attacks Continue
Suicide Bomber, Attacks Kill 19 in Iraq
Militants Threaten to Kill Iraq German Hostages
Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 14
Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 13
The New Iraq
US Team Finishes Iraq Bird Flu Inspection
Iraq Blacklists Australian Wheat
Iraq Says US Wheat Prices Too High, Looks Elsewhere
Global Iraq Fallout
Russia Wants All Iraq Inspections Files Referred to UN Security
Syria to Restore Diplomatic Ties With Iraq After New Govt
Four US Soldiers Among 10 Killed in Afghanistan
Clash in South Afghanistan Leaves 3 Police Dead
British Combat Troop Reinforcement Leaves for Afghanistan
Pakistan's Musharraf Backs Iranian Gas Pipeline Project
'Al-Qaeda Doctor' Killed in Lahore
Musharraf Criticizes Fellow Pakistanis for al-Qaeda Support
Muslims, Buddhists March for Peace in Kashmir
Musharraf Asks US to Mediate on Kashmir
Maoist Chief: Nepal's King Faces Exile or Execution
Maoists Emboldened by Nepal's Deteriorating Political Situation
Meeting Nepal's Maoist Leader
Nepal Corruption Panel Outlawed
China/North Korea
North Korea's Growing Dependence on China
China Waits for US Report on NK Money-Laundering
Pentagon Eyeing Hot Line to Beijing
Congress' Dilemma: When Yahoo in China's Not Yahoo
Yahoo Wants Help to Fight Chinese Censors
Kazakh Opposition Leader Found Shot Dead
Philippine Rebels Urged to Give Up Guns for Rubber
Death Sentence for Indonesian Terror Suspect
First Kosovo Status Talks to Focus on Decentralization
EU Welcomes New Pro-Independence Kosovo Leader
Witnesses Claim Peacekeepers in Haiti Open Fire
Haitians Angry Over Election Take to Streets
One Dead in Pro-Preval Protests in Haiti
Preval's Backers Block Roads in Demonstration
Haiti Appears Headed for Runoff Election
Haiti Gives Aristide Ally a Second Chance
US Says Companies Abroad Must Follow US Cuba Restrictions
US Defends Actions in Cuba Sanctions Row With Mexico
Fighting Kills 44 People, Mostly Rebels, in Southwest Colombia
Colombian Forces Killed Civilians, Lied About It: UN
US, Colombia Spar Over Drug Lord
US Gives Mexico Millions for Security
Morales Pushing to Rewrite Constitution
Some 40 US Missionaries Leave Venezuela
In Other News
Australia Passes Laws Easing Army Deployment in Terror Attacks
Tonga Gets First Elected Leader
Spying on Americans
NSA Admits to Secret Contracts With News Agencies
NSA Acted on Own Authority to Expand Surveillance
AT&T Sued Over Alleged Role in NSA Surveillance Program
American Bar Association Says Bush Exceeds His Powers
War on Terror
Blair Wins Vote on ID Cards
Brown Backs Tougher UK Terror Laws
Terrorist Victims Meet at Spain Conference
The War at Home
Bush Admin. Spent Over $1.6 Billion on Advertising and PR Since 2003, GAO Finds
Republican Congressman Wants to Shut Down US Nuclear Weapons Factories
Administration Moves to Retool Homeland Security
Katrina Report Attacks Failings of Homeland Security Dept
US Military
Air National Guard Misses Recruiting Goal Again
QDR 2006: Do the Forces Match the Missions?
'Don't Ask' Costs More Than Expected
Virtual Reality Prepares Soldiers for Real War
Robots Are Saving American Lives in Iraq and Afghanistan
Cartoon Fallout
Annan Says Syria, Iran Should Pay for Damage From Cartoon Protests
4,000 Cartoon Protesters Tear-Gassed in Pakistan
Developments in Cartoon Controversy
Danish PM Talks to Muslim Group
Algeria Cartoon Publishers Jailed
Danish Muslim Leader Says 'Move On' Over Cartoons
Denmark Must Apologize for Cartoons: Syria
France Extends Travel Warning to Nine Muslim Countries
Arab TV Show Seeks to Ease Cartoons Anger
US Muslims Try to Ease Europe's Discord
Leader Says Iran Can Take Sanctions
Annan Warns Against Iran Nuclear 'Escalation'
World Oil Prices Nudge Higher on Iran News
Poll: Americans Nervous About Iran
Iran's Actions Reminiscent of North Korea's
Hamas, Iran Top EU-Russia Talks
India Standing Firm on Iran Nuke Program
Syria Switches to Euro Amid Confrontation With US
Ambassador Renews US Pledge to Support Lebanon
Lebanon Prepares to Mark Hariri Anniversary
New Palestinian Govt
Outgoing MPs Boost Abbas' Power
Hamas Poll Victory Tears at a Key Bush Alliance
Hamas Triumph Sparks Bout of Soul-Searching in Washington
Hamas Will End Armed Struggle if Israel Quits Occupied Territories: Leader
Palestinians Face Up to a Cabinet of Bombers, Bourgeois and Academics
Venezuela Would Welcome Hamas Leaders
Germany Backs Israeli Conditions for Hamas Talks
Putin's Gamble With Hamas
Olmert: Next Knesset Must Determine Israel's Final Borders
Israel 'Has Annexed Jordan Valley and Shut Out Palestinians'
Israel to Cut Length of Military Service
Palestinians: Gaza Woman Shot Dead by Israeli Troops Near Fence
Navy Mum on Force Off Yemen Coast
Yemen's Qaeda Number Two Appears in Court
Middle East
Middle East to Dominate Oil Export Market
Mubarak, Despite Promises, Delays Egypt's Local Elections
Turkish, American Dramas Reflect Uneasy Relations
Blast in Istanbul Kills One, Wounds Five
Bush, Annan: Larger Darfur Force Needed
Ugandan President Fired Upon
Rumsfeld Urges Stronger Military Ties With Tunisia
Eritrea Arrests UN Staff
Somali Leaders Vow to Work Together, End Rifts
UK's Straw Visits Morocco to Discuss Terrorism
Cape Verde President Wins Poll
South Africans Rally Behind Embattled Politician

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Putin the Peacemaker

Ivan Eland
Restoring the Rule of Law and Constitutional Government

Praful Bidwai
Snags Surface in India-US Nuclear Deal

Sascha Matuszak

Alan Bock
Another Stellar Week in the War on Terror

David R. Henderson
Why Libertarians Should be Critical of War

Nebojsa Malic
Empire's Choice

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

Charles Peña
Going Old School on al-Qaeda

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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