Today's Highlights

Wanted: A Freer Market in US Politics: Ivan Eland
Unintended Consequences: Arnaud de Borchgrave
Security Council Defies Bolton: Gordon Prather
UK Brass Plan for US Strike on Iran: M. Carmichael
Bush's War Hawks Edged Out of the Nest: Jim Lobe

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
Robert Lynd
Original Letters Blog Casualties of War Contact Donate

Updated April 4, 2006 - 11:12 PM EDT
Figures Show Civil War Underway
Israeli Planes Target Base in Abbas' Compound
Baghdad Bombs Kill at Least 13, Including Kids
9 US Troops Among 40 Dead in Iraq
Coalition Tussle Blocks Formation of Iraq's Govt
Is US Planning More Attacks on Shi'ite Militias?
Iraq's Interior Ministry Won't Deploy US-Trained Police
Bush's War Hawks Edged Out of the Nest
Shaken Thai PM Promises to Resign
UK Defense Secretary Wants to Unleash War From Legal Restrictions
Not War, but an Imperial Venture
by Sheldon Richman
The New Definition of Military Valor: Saying No to Politicians  by Max Hastings
What the 'Dirty Bomber' Ruling Means for You  Village Voice
Bush's Paper Trail Grows  by John Prados
Condi, War Crimes, and the Press
by Robert Parry
Security Council Defies Bolton
by Gordon Prather

More Viewpoints

Read more
Top UK Brass Plan for US Strike on Iran
Blix: Iran Years Away From Nuclear Bomb
Jury: Moussaoui Can Be Executed
Bush Team Wins on Power to Detain, for Now
Republicans Increasingly Critical of Bush
In Baghdad, Rice Questions Iraqi Premier's Leadership
West Accused of Fiddling Figures on Iraq Aid
Pentagon Releases New Gitmo Transcripts
Rumsfeld's Roadmap to Propaganda
NATO Plans Stronger Military Ties Worldwide
Sectarian Strife Fuels Gun Sales in Baghdad
Today in Iraq
Report: Zarqawi Booted for Bloody Tactics
Claim Raises Speculation About al-Zarqawi
Army Unit Tries to Restore Order in Ethnically-Mixed Khalis
New Documents Allow Hussein Case to Proceed
US Project to Rebuild Iraqi Health System Runs Out of Money
US Paying Even More to Lure Citizens to Afghan, Iraq Jobs
Timeline of Events Involving Jill Carroll
Condi & Jack Go to Iraq
The Condi Rice and Jack Straw Road Show
Condi's Real and Surreal Visit to Iraq's Green Zone
Rice Chides Straw Over Iraqi 'Mr. Nobody'
On the Road With Condi and Jack
Iraqi Security
Middle-Class Sunni Take Up Weapons to Counter Rising Sectarian Threat
Even Little Old Ladies Pack AK-47s in Iraq
Security Key in Baghdad Real Estate
Iraqis Fresh Out of Academies Creating a New Police Force
Many Iraqi Soldiers Wounded by Own Guns
Attacks Continue
Americans in Iraq Face Their Deadliest Day in Months
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Bombing
Gunmen Kill Four in Baghdad Home
Omars New Targets in Iraq's Sectarian War
Developments in Iraq on April 4
Developments in Iraq on April 3
The New Iraq
Journalist Pardoned by Kurdish Government
Kurdish Mountainous Culture Rejuvenized in Iraq's North: Official
Plays Give Iraq Kids Break From Violence
Iraq to Launch Direct Flight to China
Global Iraq Fallout
Italy's PM Front-Runner Says He Would Pull Troops From Iraq
Majority in Britain Says Iraq War Was Wrong
Bomb Kills Two in Jordanian Shop Selling Iraqi Scrap Metal
Five Iranians Detained North of Iraq
Senior US Official: Violence Set to Increase in Afghanistan This Year
No Set Date for NATO's Command of Coalition in Afghanistan: US
Man Shot Dead, Burned in Afghanistan
Ottawa Stands Behind Handover Deal With Afghanistan
Afghanistan to Be Cleared of Mines Within 7 Years
Afghan Parliament Launches Debate on Cabinet
Afghanistan on Agenda for Dutch Talks
Pakistani Taliban Gaining Strength
Nine Die in Waziristan Incidents
Bomb Hits Pakistan Minibus, 5 Dead
Bush Set to Confront Congress on India
Indian Army Attempts to Evade Google Earth
Three Indian Troops Killed in Kashmir Shootout
Suspected Rebels Kill Councilor in Kashmir
Thailand PM Says Party Lost Votes but Met 50% Goal
Opponents Reject Thai PM's Claimed Poll Win
Thai PM Unopposed, but Still Nearly Lost
Election Further Clouds Thai Leader's Future
Thai PM Suggests Commission to End Crisis
North Korea Believed to Have 6 Nukes: Retired US General
South Korea to Help Develop Nuclear Power in Indonesia
Japanese Documentary Reveals Untold History of North Korea
Taiwan Rivals to Hold Rare Talks
China Considers Allowing Dalai Lama Visit
Australia to Sign Deal for Uranium Sales to China
Beijing Makes Commitment on Uranium Safeguards
Nuclear Screening at Seaports in Japan Eyed by US, Tokyo
If Elected, Japan Front-Runner Plans to Visit War Shrine
Nepal Maoists Announce Cease-Fire
Kyrgyz Court Backs Election Bid
Wartime Diaries Help Reconcile Former US, Vietnamese Enemies
US Willing to Deploy Combat Troops to Colombia
Iran Tests Second New Torpedo in Gulf
US Says Iran Weapons Tests a 'Concern'
Iran Will Test More Weapons in Gulf Wargames: Report
Iran's Torpedo Test Drives Up Oil Prices
British to Discuss 'Inevitable' Strike on Tehran's Nuclear Program
Iran's Spies Watching Us, Says Israel
Tehran Faces Growing Kurdish Opposition
Moussaoui and Padilla
Moussaoui Found Eligible for Death Penalty
Mystery of Suicidal Martyr's Confession
Timeline: Jose Padilla Case
The War at Home
Growth in Federal Spending Unchecked
Iraq War Explanation Still Upsets Americans
Sources: Fitzgerald Knew Identity of Leaker From Start
Iraq War, Hurricane Bill to Exceed $100b
A Dark Day Revisited: United 93
Iraq War Faces Some New Critics (the Theater Kind)
Filmgoers Get 9/11 Shock
Theaters Pull 'Harrowing' Trailer for First Film About 9/11
US Military
Sailors Learn Army Basics to Prep for Downrange Deployment
US Military Plane Crashes at Base
Lebanese Factions Hit Impasse in Tense Political Dialogue
Syria Issues Warrant Against Jumblatt: Lebanese Minister
Lebanon Leaders Set Deadline to Agree on President
EU Urges Lebanon to Launch Reforms After Agreement
Ukraine Finishes Pullout of Its Troops From Lebanon
Russian Advisers in Syria Won't Engage in Combat: Official
Amnesty Intl Charges Syria With New Crackdown on Government Opponents
Syria, Jordan Begin Final Border Demarcation
Israeli Politics
Olmert Gets More Backing for PM
Israeli Election Result Revised
Sharon to Undergo Skull Operation
Palestinian Politics
Hamas' Diplomatic Dilemma
Hamas Lays Out Security Plans
Hamas Says It Has Met French, Indian Officials
Jews and Arabs Unite to Protest Israel's Unilateral Frontier
UN Aid Workers: Gaza on Verge of Disaster
Israelis Destroyed Evidence, Claims Filmmaker's Widow
Jewish Group Buys More Arab Jerusalem Properties
Israeli Elite Forces Kill Palestinian Militant Chief
Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Boy in Clashes North of Jerusalem
Jordanian PM: Washington Must Help Restart Mideast Peacemaking
Middle East
Kurdish Protests Toll Rises to 15 After Bus Blaze
Fatwa Against Statues Triggers Uproar in Egypt
Kosovo Talks Founder on Serb Autonomy Demand
UN Pushes for Deal on Serb Rights in Kosovo
US: Russia Won’t Strive for Nuclear Parity
After Ukrainian Vote, Russia Aims to Limit West's Pull
Serbia-Montenegro Looks to Join EU in 2012
Ex-Liberian President
Taylor Pleads Not Guilty to War Crimes
War Crimes Charges Against Charles Taylor
Liberian Warlord Taylor's Son Held in US
DR Congo
Opposition Vows to Block Congo Vote

Kabila, Former Rebels in Race for Congo Presidency

Sudan Blocks UN Trip to Darfur
Niger Halts BBC Hunger Coverage
Morocco Holds Nine Suspected al-Qaeda Activists
Zimbabwe Govt Campaign Leaves Devastation in Its Wake
Chavez Hardens Grip on Venezuela Resources
Venezuela Prepares Military for the Possibility of a US Invasion
Fujimori to Be Extradited to Peru in Coming Months: Justice Minister
Left-Wing Army Officer Leads Peru Presidential Race

Justin Raimondo
Israel and Moral Blackmail

Ivan Eland
Wanted: A Freer Market in U.S. Politics

David R. Henderson
Conversation With a Few Good Men (and Women)

Alan Bock
Acknowledging the Rush to War

Charles Peña
The Good, the Bad,
and the Ugly

Nebojsa Malic
City on the Edge of Forever

Praful Bidwai
India's Russia Card Ups Nuclear Stakes

Sascha Matuszak

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

Additional Contributors

Reproduction of material from any original pages
without written permission is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 2006