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Supremes Uphold US Republic: Martin Sieff
Karzai Revealed: Bahlol Lohdi
Resisting Executive Power: William Fisher
Interdicting Proliferation Potential: Gordon Prather
Count on Misinformation: Ramzy Baroud

I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit.
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Updated July 1, 2006 - 11:28 PM EDT
Sadr City Bomb Kills 66, Wounds 100
US Probes GIs in Rape, Murder of Iraqis
2nd Message From bin Laden Posted
Israeli Aircraft Strike Palestinian PM's Office
GIs May Have Planned Iraq Rape, Slayings
Commander: Iraq Media Coverage May Defeat US
Israel Threatens to Assassinate Palestinian PM
Rift Grows Between Hamas Leaders
Sunni Rebels Reject Iraqi PM's Deal
Militants Demand Release of 1,000 Prisoners for Soldier
Israeli TV: Doctor Treated Kidnapped Soldier
NATO Commander: Iraq Focus Leading to Taliban's Resurgence
Blair Laid Bare: The Article That May Get You Arrested  by Henry Porter
Karzai: Revealed, Reviled, Orphaned, and at Bay  by Bahlol Lohdi
Pentagon Misinformation the Only Sure Thing in This War  by Ramzy Baroud
Bush's Assault on Freedom: What's to Stop Him?  by Paul Craig Roberts
Ephemeral Empire  by William Marvel
Interdicting Proliferation Potential
by Gordon Prather

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Criminal Cases Against US Soldiers
Courts, Congress Resist Growing White House Power
Romania Reverses Plan to Pull All Troops From Iraq
UK Police Hold Antiwar Mother for Reading Independent
GOP Seeks Advantage in Ruling on Trials
UK Guardian Finds Afghan Witnesses US Couldn't
West Talked Nukes in '60s China Dispute
Worn-Out Gazans Fear War
Today in Iraq
Russia Offers $10m Reward for Information on Iraq Killings
Flow of Oil Is a Welcome Change in Northern Iraq
Iraq's Big Port Has Commerce, Crime – Even Camels
Fiery Shi'ite Cleric Demands Rebuilding of Iraq Shrine
Court Says Aziz Held in Iraqi Custody for Two Years
Arcades Let Iraqi Children Escape From Realities of War
Iraqis Try Not to Lose Cool Amid Summer Blackouts
Attacks Continue
14 Iraqis Killed in Attacks, 10 Bodies Found
Imam Killed, Clashes Erupt North of Baghdad
Four US Service Members Killed in Iraq
Gunfight Breaks Out After Sectarian Attack in Iraq; Three Fighters Killed
Developments in Iraq on July 1
Iraq Occupation
Chronology: US Troops and Civilian Complaints in Iraq
Armed and Ready: Private Soldiers in Iraq
US Forces Find More Old, Non-Functional WMD in Iraq
Reward Set for Information on Iraq al-Qaeda's Masri
Troops in Ramadi Learn to Live With Danger
Polish Troops to Withdraw From Iraq by July 2007
Global Iraq Fallout
UN Chief 'Linked to $10 Million Iraq Oil Bribe'
Foreign Investors See Northern Iraq as Gateway to Rest of Country
Iraq Seeks Saudi Backing on Reconciliation
Iraq PM to Tour Gulf States to Push Peace Plan
Battles of Britain
British MPs' Challenge on Nuclear Deterrent
British Empire Lessons Proposed
UK High Court Rejects Control Orders on Six Terror Suspects
UK Security Service in Hunt for Office Space
Police Show of Strength Year After London Bombs
Family of 7/7 Bomber Struggles to Understand
Troops Shoot Kabul Bus Passenger
Seventeen Taliban Killed, Afghan Security Worker Kidnapped
Italy Agrees to Keep Troops in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Says Two Pakistani Suicide Bombers Captured
Taliban Following Lead of Militant Iraqis
Security Regulations Seek to Curb Afghan Press Freedom
Soldiers Who Went to Build Bridges Fight for Their Lives
Canadian Troops Hurt in Afghan Blast
Generals Tell Blair: Reinforce Afghan Mission
Pakistan Frees 50 Tribesmen to Calm Militancy
Two Killed in South Waziristan Attack
Taliban Stage Public Execution in North Waziristan
India Nukes Deal Expected to Pass Congress
US Hints of Changes to India Nuclear Deal Measure
14 Dead, 12 Arrested as Violence Flares in Indian Kashmir
India Peeved Over Prisoner Swap
Nepal's Maoist Leader Pledges No Return to War
Nepal's Maoists Continue to Kill, Abduct, Extort: US Ambassador
China & Her Neighbors
Hu Urges Communist Party to Keep 'Progressive' Grip on Power
China's Leader Makes Appeal on Corruption
China Rolls Out Railway to Tibet
Hong Kong Official Joins Democracy March
China Cracks Down on Blogs, Search Engines
Bush, Koizumi Wrap Up 'Love Me Tender' Summit
Tribute to Japan's War Dead Backfires in Row Over Slave Labor
East Timor
East Timor Official: New Govt Within Days
East Timor's PM Urges Supporters to Fight at Polls
East Timor Ex-PM Avoids Questioning
Sri Lanka Toll Hits 11 as Monitors Mull Truce
Uzbekistan Deports Canadian Activist to China
US Seeking to Bolster Foes of Islamists in Somalia
US Urges Somalia's Islamists to Halt Expansion
Somalia 'Government' Says It Will Resist Muslim Militia
Bush Surprise at Sudan Briefing
Three Holdout Darfur Rebel Groups Announce New Alliance
Sudan Still Opposed to UN Peacekeepers
DR Congo
Up to 12 Dead as Congo Police Fire on Protesters
Tear Gas Mars DR Congo Campaign
Riot Police Ready as Congo Election Campaign Begins
Nearly 90,000 Displaced by Clan Violence in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Fears After Land Battle
AU Turns Down Democracy Charter
Uganda Army Probes Abuse Claims
Ivorian Rebel Demands Refused
UN Troops Will Remain in Burundi Through 2006
Tuareg Rebels in Mali Peace Deal
Panel to Urge Bush to Tighten Cuba Embargo
US Gears Up for Post-Castro Era in Cuba
Weekend Reviews
The Fantasy Worlds of War-on-Terror Novels
Challenging Gitmo
Getting the Left Into Fighting Shape
House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Filmmaker Puts Movie in Hands of Soldiers
Soldiers With Cameras Reveal Themselves, the War
Guantánamo Ruling
Court's Ruling Is Likely to Force Negotiations Over Presidential Power
After Ruling, Uncertainty Looms at Guantánamo
World Skeptical Over Guantánamo Ruling
Bush Will Push New Laws on Detainees
Guantánamo Inmates Among Last to Hear About Supreme Court Ruling
At Guantánamo, Dying Is Not Permitted
Congressional Hearings on Guantánamo Set
Guantánamo Lawyers Say Letters Seized
Gitmo Lawyer: Detainee 'Safer' After Court Ruling
Gitmo Lawyer: Hicks Will Only Be Freed With Australian Govt Help
Aussie PM: I Have No Sympathy for Gitmo Detainee
North Korea
Seoul Cajoles North Korea to Return to Talks
Bush, Koizumi Warn North Korea Against Missile Launch
Abductee Sticks to North Korean Line
US Pushes Iran on Deadline for Nuclear Offer
US Rebuffs Iranian Calls for Time on Nuclear Reply
Bin Laden Tape
CIA: Bin Laden Tape Authentic
Bin Laden Message: Somalia Is Front in War on US
Bin Laden Wants Zarqawi's Body Released
'War on Terror'
Two Views of Terror Suspects: Die-Hards or Dupes
Only 483 National Guard Working on Mexican Border
Emergency Network Goes Unused
Lawmakers: NSA's Massive Database Still Incomplete
USA Today Takes Back Some of NSA Phone-Record Report
USA Today: Call Database Not So Broad
Congress Confirms Giant NSA Database
Role of Verizon and BellSouth in Wireptaps Cannot Be Confirmed
US Military
Pentagon Releases Detainee Abuse Report
Energy Department Extends Life of Aging Nukes
Military Fought to Abide by War Rules
Intruder Freed After Military Police Lose Key to AZ Base
Frist: Europe Missile-Defense Site Needed
Pentagon: Navy Sonar Exempt From Whale Law
The War at Home
Munitions Found in Iraq Renew Debate
Though Bush's Numbers Edge Up, War Discontent Lifts Democrats
Wartime Powers Face Scrutiny
Judge Waits to Decide Libby Delay Request
House Measure Condemns Leaks, Press
Gaza Assault
Goal of Israel's Military Action Is Questioned
Israel's Hamas Tactics Could Backfire
Israel Arrests 64 PA Lawmakers, 8 Ministers
Egypt: Hamas Agrees to Release Hostage
Efforts Still Underway to Secure Soldier's Release: Hamas PM
Israel Orders Palestinian MPs Out of Jerusalem
Gaza Hospitals Left Without Power
Two Palestinians Killed in Israeli Raids
Israeli Troops Kill Sudanese Refugee Near Egyptian Border
Hamas Urges Defiance in the Face of Airstrikes
Global Fallout
Human Rights in West Bank Put on Permanent Agenda of UN Council
Arab States Keep Israel in UN Human Rights Dock
Arabs Denounce World Inaction Over Israel Offensive
Hezbollah Urges Militants Not to Free Israeli Soldier Without Exchange
Mubarak Steps in as Mediator
Thousands in Egypt Rally for Palestinians
Thousands of Turks Protest Israeli Actions
Fallout at Home
Israeli Military Bars East Jerusalem Residents From Using Bethlehem Crossing
Palestinian PM: Govt Won't Be 'Hijacked' by Israeli Offensive
There Will Be No Palestinian Referendum: Hamas PM
Christian Pilgrims Back Israeli Troops
Gaza Troubles May Affect Israel's West Bank Withdrawal
UN Aid Chief Warns That Gaza Is on Verge of Humanitarian Crisis
Islamists, Reformists Win Kuwait Vote
Kuwaiti Government Faces Tough Options After Opposition's Victory in Elections
Women Lose Out in Kuwait Vote
First Female Vote in a Kuwaiti Poll Makes All Women Victors
Yemen Opposition Chooses Candidate
Yemen Criticizes US Rights Report
Lebanon Leaders Put Off Hezbollah Talks Amid Regional Tensions
Russia Test-Fires Ballistic Missile
Russia Sees Non-Proliferation Cooperation Slowing
BBC Reporter and Blair Aide Hired to Add Gloss to Putin's Reputation
Russians Lose 'Against All' Vote Option
Bulgaria Scraps the Draft
UN Boss in Kosovo Chides Serbia
Bosnian Muslim Gets Light War-Crimes Term
ETA Pair Jailed for Basque Death
Poland Declares War on Corruption in Army
Recriminations Begin After Fall of Dutch Government
Mexico Issues Warrant for Ex-President
Autonomy Plebiscite May Split Bolivia
Canadian Armed Forces Welcome Spending Spree
Vatican Opens Inter-War Archives

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The Gaza Beach Party Massacre

Doug Bandow
Fiddling While Afghanistan Slides Away

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Clears First Hurdle

Nebojsa Malic
End of Delusions

Ivan Eland
Give Iran Positive Incentives to Halt Its Nuclear Program

Ran HaCohen
The Ideology of Occupation Revisited

Charles Peña
Why Liberals Can't Win the War on Terror

David R. Henderson
Why I Won't Renew With Amnesty International

Alan Bock
Another Dubious Turning Point

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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