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Iraq and the Democratic Empire: Lew Rockwell
Diagnosing Decline: Alan Bock
What Bush Is Up To: Charley Reese
Why They Hate Us, Part II: Jim Lobe
Not Another No-End-in-Sight War: Gordon Prather

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Updated February 18, 2006 - 10:42 PM EST
Rumsfeld: al-Qaeda Winning Media War
Bad Publicity Puts Pentagon on Defensive
16 Die in Nigeria Prophet Cartoon Riots
Innocent Men in Legal Limbo Still at Gitmo
US to Finance Syrian Opposition
Bombs, Gunmen Kill US Soldier, 20 Iraqis
Palestinians Face Israeli Economic Blockade
Bush Calls for More Troops to Sudan
US Asks Palestinians to Return $50 Million in Aid
Missing From ABC's WMD 'Scoop': Defector Said Arms Were Destroyed
Bin Laden's Game
Steve Perry interviews Michael Scheuer
The Limits of Propaganda
by Anatol Lieven and David Chambers
Congress Stirs to Rein in the President  by Jeremy Brecher & Brendan Smith
What Bush Is Up To  by Charley Reese
Not Another No-End-in-Sight War
by Gordon Prather
Close Guantanamo Now  San Francisco Chronicle

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Libya: 11 Dead in Clash Over Cartoons
Cartoon Crisis Echoes 'Why They Hate Us' Debate
Crime Becomes Another Occupation
GOP Blocks Spying Inquiry
Niger Uranium Rumors Wouldn't Die
Able Danger Hearing Sets Intelligence Officers at Odds
Prosecutor Opposes Libby's Bid for Documents
Rumsfeld Says US Will Not Close Gitmo
UK Poised to Expand Ties With Muslim Brotherhood
US Wants to Boost Sanctions Against Syria: Rice
Palestinians Barred From Any Roads That Israelis Use
12 US Troops Killed as 2 Copters Crash in Gulf of Aden
Testing Time for 'Heavy-Handed' British Troops in Basra
Today in Iraq
Iraq Power Shift Widens a Gulf Between Sects
Iran Calls on UK Troops to Pull Out of Basra
Blair: Talk of Withdrawing Troops From Iraq Just a Diversion for Iran's Nuclear Program
Iraqi Army Chief Wants Iraq to Join NATO
Plane Crashes in Iraq With 4 Germans, Iraqi
Beaches of Syria Beckon Now That Iraqis Free to Go Abroad
Death Squads & Torture
Shi'ite Militant Links Iran to Basra Death Squads
British Forces Aim to Rein in Death Squads in South Iraq
Iraqi Cops Face Abuse Probe
Iraqi President Decries 'Savage Crimes' of US Guards
Abu Ghraib Leaked Report Reveals Full Extent of Abuse
Iraqi Religious Leaders Slam Western Troops Over Abuse
Iraq Occupation
Outside the Spotlight, Troops Wounded in IED Attacks Recover at Landstuhl
US: Iraq Police Must Meet 'Highest Standards'
Troops Honed in '03 Fighting a Different War in Iraq
Vietnam Veterans Return to Duty in Iraq Seeking a Better Outcome
Nerve Center of Iraqi Reconstruction
The Other Americans in Iraq
Attacks Continue
Iraqi Tycoon, Son in Bloody Kidnapping
Butchers, Bakers, Barbers and Blacksmiths – All Are Fair Game in Blood-Soaked Baghdad
Random Violence Shadows Baghdad Residents
2 Macedonian Contractors Kidnapped in Iraq
Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 18
Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 17
Rice Urges Wary Arabs to Threaten to Isolate Iran
Iran Dismisses World Pressure
Iran Says May Allow Atomic Inspections
Iran Sets Terms for UN Nuclear Checks
Annan Welcomes Upcoming Iran-Russia Nuclear Talks
India Worried by Escalating Rhetoric on Iran Nuclear Program
India Seeking Closer Iran Ties
Russian DM: Iran Nuclear Talks Will Be Difficult, Unpredictable
Afghan President Says Iran Can Decide Own Nuclear Direction
Iraq-Style Guerrilla Tactics Surface in Afghanistan, Raising Red Flags
Karzai Confronts Pakistan Over Terror Support
Karzai Opposes Fence Along Pakistan Border
Afghan Television Broadcasts Footage of al-Qaeda Murders
Fearless Female Warlord Now Has UN in Her Sights
Karzai Says Taliban Chief Harmed Islam, Afghanistan
Taliban's Rocket Man Now an MP
Taliban Claims Killing Five Policemen in Western Afghanistan
CIA Documents Show India’s Nuke Route
Bush Defends US-India Nuke Deal
Kashmiri Leader: We Should Be Involved in Peace Talks
Nepal Court Frees 37 Anti-King Activists
Nepal Detains More Journalists Than Any Other Country
Official Kidnapped by Nepal Maoists Dies
US Signals New Push on North Korea Human Rights
North Korea Sends Cheerleading Squad to Prison Camp for Talking About Their Trip to the South
Inside North Korea's Gulag
Macao Bank Cuts Ties With North Korea
Japan Raids Firms for Selling Weapons to North Korea
Taiwan's DPP Constitutional Plan May Upset China
In China, Free Speech Shows Its Teeth
China Journalists and Officials Clash Over Censorship
Reports: China, Iran Near Huge Oil Field Deal
Indonesian, East Timor Presidents Agree to Let the Whole War Crimes Thing Slide
Indonesia Seizes 3,000 Detonators
13 Wounded in Bomb Attack in Southern Thailand
Sri Lanka Frees Rebel Prisoners Ahead of Peace Talks
Dozens Arrested in Belarus Demonstrations
Cyprus Threatens Veto on Turkey EU Membership
UN Condemns Ukraine's Return of Asylum Seekers
Romanian Journalist Arrested in Security Leak
US Pursues 'Inoculation' Strategy Against Chavez
Rice Calls for United Front Against Venezuela
Stop Meddling, Venezuela Tells US
Canadian FM Proposes National ID Card
Colombia Meets With Marxist Rebels Again in Cuba
Ecuador Urged to Investigate Journalists' Murders
Spying on Americans
Accord in House to Hold Inquiry on Surveillance
White House in Compromise on Eavesdropping
Politics an Issue in Eavesdropping Debate
Blair: Gitmo Must Be Dealt With, Sooner or Later
International Pressure to Close Guantánamo Grows
Archbishop: US Breaking International Law at Gitmo
Guantánamo Three to Seek Petition
War on Terror
Bush Says War on Terror Takes Commitment
Diverging Views of Californian at Terror Trial
Brit Anti-Terror Chief Says Police Must Develop National Security Strategy
School Bus Drivers Join the Terror Watch
New Border Rules Threaten Trade and Tourism, Legislators Told
US Military
Atmospheric Dust Keeps Pentagon's Missile Defense Laser From Actually Being Able to Shoot Down Missiles
Former US Soldier Appeals Conviction for Refusing to Wear UN Uniform
Military's Emergency Rations for Sale on Ebay
Metal in Groundwater Spurs Ban on 'Green' Ammo at Mass. Base
The War at Home
California Man Brings the Smallest Iraqi Victims to the US for Help
Bipartisan Support Emerges for Federal Whistle-Blowers
House Republicans Reject Call to Study Budget Bill Disparities
US Govt Moves to Within $25 Mln From Debt Ceiling
Rumsfeld Slams War Statements by Murtha
Executive Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Fraud in Iraq
US Democrats Plan Bill to Block Dubai-US Port Deal
Google to Feds: Back Off
Wisconsin Referendums Call for Troop Withdrawal
Iraq War Veterans Fight for US Congress Seats
Cartoon Fallout
Yemeni Editor Jailed for Cartoon Speaks
Pakistan Cleric Announces $1 Million Bounty on Cartoonist
Pakistan Recalls Ambassador to Denmark
Denmark Closes Pakistan Embassy
Pakistan: New Cartoon Protests, 125 Held
Radical Clerics Held Over Cartoon Protests in Pakistan
Sikhs Join Muslims in Kashmir Cartoon Protests
Russia Closes Paper That Published Cartoon
Palestinian Government
Hamas Brings New Era to Palestinians
Israel and Hamas Quietly Do Business
US Digs in on Withholding Aid to Hamas Government
Israel Puts Off Decision on Palestinian Sanctions
A Look at Steps Israel Is Considering Taking Against a Hamas-Led Palestinian Authority
EU Urges Israel to 'Wait and See'
Turkey Rejects Israeli Criticism of Hamas Meeting
Hamas Set to Lead Palestinian Parliament
Rice Sees Palestinian Statehood if Hamas Renounces Violence
Jerusalem Fund Urges Continued US Aid to Palestinians
Hamas Leader Says Group Misunderstood
Russia to Sell Arms to Palestinians Only if Israel Agrees
Russia: Peace Process Needs Hamas
Palestinians Riot After Mosque Defaced
Row Over Israeli Tolerance Museum
Israeli Forces Identified Palestinian as Unarmed, Then Shot Him at Close Range
Mideast Dispute: the Rabbi vs. the Archbishop
Middle East
Angry Yemenis See Fugitives as Folk Heroes
Zarqawi's Third Death Sentence
State Dept Hopes Karen Hughes Can Smooth Over Abu Ghraib, Other Controversies
Egyptian Judges Lose Immunity
Nigerian Military Used Shell Oil's Airfield in Base Attack
Nigerian Rebel Threatens 'Total War' on Foreign Oil Companies
Nigeria's Army Trades Fire With Militant Groups in Niger Delta
Uganda's Army Promises: No Coup After Election
Red Cross: Violence in Central Africa Kills 27
UN: Six Congo Troops Starved to Death
Gambia's Army Warns: Nobody but We Can Wear Uniforms
Kenya Renews UK Military Training Deal
Mugabe Seeking 'Bridges' With UK
Togolese Refugees Flee Camp After Clashes With Villagers
Haiti's Preval Keeps Low Profile After Win
Haiti Election Deal Brings Hope
In Other News
Bolton Launches Talks on Replacing Annan
Australia's First Abrams Tanks Roll Off Line
Weekend Reviews
Stephen Mansfield's The Faith of the American Soldier
This Ain't No Video Game
Occupation Hazard: Challenging the Conventional Line on Israel

Justin Raimondo
Espionage and the
First Amendment

Alan Bock
Diagnosing Decline

Charles Peña
More Defense Spending,
Less Security

Nebojsa Malic
A Resurgence of Lies

Ivan Eland
Restoring the Rule of Law and Constitutional Government

Praful Bidwai
Snags Surface in India-US Nuclear Deal

Sascha Matuszak

David R. Henderson
Why Libertarians Should be Critical of War

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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