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Hooked on a Failing: Brendan O'Neill
Iraq Occupation Depends on Sadr, Iran: G. Porter
Iran War, Diplomacy on Parallel Tracks: Jim Lobe
Raids Provoke Unrest in Iraq: Jamail/al-Fadhily
End of the 'Summer of Diplomacy': Sam Gardiner

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Updated September 21, 2006 - 8:50 PM EDT

6,600 Civilians Killed in Iraq in 2 Months


US Says Iraqi Police Not Behind Death Squads


38 Bodies Dumped; 9 Cops, 12 Civilians, 2 US Troops Killed in Iraq


US Betrays Impatience With Iraqi Leaders


Pentagon: Insurgency Gains Alarming Support Among Iraq's Sunnis

Iran War, Diplomacy on Parallel Tracks
  Allies Lead a Wary US Into New Negotiations With Iran
  Iran Could Cut West's Oil Supplies in Event of War
  Israel Calls Iran Its Greatest Threat

Bush, McCain Reach Agreement on Tribunal Laws


Pentagon Ordered to Identify Detainee Abuse Cases

Bush Would Invade Pakistan to Get bin Laden

Musharraf: US Threatened to Bomb Pakistan After 9/11

Pentagon to Release Report on 9/11 Claims
Doublespeak in the War on Terror
by Timothy Lynch
The End of 'Summer of Diplomacy' [.pdf]  by Col. Sam Gardiner (ret.)
Six Questions on the CIA and the Iraq War  Ken Silverstein interviews Dr. Emile A. Nakhleh
Hooked on a Failing  by Brendan O'Neill
Doing the Moral Limbo  by Paul Waldman
'Iraq Study Group' Just Another Stalling Tactic  by Dana Milbank

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Ideals and Realities Clash in Bush 'Freedom Agenda'

Iraq Occupation Depends on Sadr – and Iran
Home Raids Provoke Increased Unrest in Iraq

White House Opposes Protection for Reporters Who Leak Info

Sudanese March on US Embassy to Protest Troop Plan

Over 50 Nations Press for Binding Nuclear Test Ban

Transcript: Chávez Remarks at the UN

Chávez Rails at 'Devil' Bush in UN Address
Iraq Today
65 Iraqis Killed, 100 Wounded; 3 US Soldiers Killed in Attacks

No One Dares to Help

A New Term, a New Lesson in Fear for Baghdad's Children

Schools Reopen in Iraq After Summer of Sectarian Violence

Displaced Villagers in Northern Iraq Face Harsh Conditions

Turkey Asks Iraq to Declare Kurdish Group 'Terrorists'

Iraq 'Determined' to Settle Saddam-Era Debt Claims in Coming Months

US Expects More Violence for Ramadan

Under Guard, Dates Make a Comeback in Iraq

Security Developments in Iraq, Sept. 21

Security Developments in Iraq, Sept. 20

Occupying Iraq

Bush Backs Maliki, Despite Washington Whispers

General: Attacks on Americans in Iraq Up

Pentagon Weighs Troop Demands in Iraq

Aussie Troops in Iraq Avoid Nasiriyah

UK Soldier 'Enjoyed' Iraqis' Pain

Video Shows UK Soldier Abusing Hooded Iraqi Prisoners

Italy to Complete Military Withdrawal From Iraq Before End of This Year

Saddam Trial

New Judge Throws Saddam Out of Court

Saddam Hussein's Lawyers Walk Out of Trial

A Look at Problems in Saddam Trials

US 'War on Terror'

Poll: Fewer Americans See US Winning War on Terror

Red Cross to Meet High-Level Terrorism Suspects

Airline Crisis Seen in Sluggish Luggage Screening

History of an Interrogation Technique: Water Boarding

5 Years Later, Anthrax Deaths a Mystery

US to Put High-Tech Towers Along Canadian Border

'War on Terror'

Afghanistan, Pakistan Clash Over Terror Fight

Somalia Sees al-Qaeda Behind First-Ever Suicide Bombing

Japan's Abe Vows to Back US 'War on Terror’

Australian Government Seeks Mathematical Model to Predict Future Terror Attacks

Maher Arar

US Denies 'Rendition' of Canadian Torture Victim

Canadian PM Refuses to Apologize for Role in Arar's Torture

War at Home

FBI: Los Angeles Man Allegedly Worked for Saddam Hussein's Regime

Only 25% in Poll Voice Approval of the Congress


NATO Commander Says More Than 1,000 Taliban Killed in Offensive

34 Insurgents Killed in Afghanistan

Karzai: Troops in Afghanistan Can't End Terror

Rise in Terrorism Hindering Afghanistan's Development

In Afghanistan, a New Bridge and a Blockade

Serbian Army Medics to Work in Afghanistan

Poland to Send Troops to Afghanistan This Week

Europeans Answer Call for More NATO Troops in Afghanistan


Six Muslim Rebels, Woman Killed in Latest Kashmir Violence

Kashmir Militants Offer Ramadan Truce

South Asia

Suspected Pro-Taliban Militants Kill Three in Pakistan

Denmark Interested in Joining Peace Process in Nepal

Sri Lanka

Rights Group: Sri Lanka Civilian Killings on the Rise

Rebels Accuse Sri Lanka of Risking Reporters' Lives

14 Muslims Hurt in Sri Lanka Firing

Middle East

US Sending Team to Syria to Examine Embassy Attack

Arab Analysts: Bush Wasting His Time Addressing Mideast Population

In Egypt's Classrooms, Lessons Go Only So Far


Major Powers Give Iran Until Early October to Accept Nuclear Deal

Iranian Leader Defends Controversial Stands

US Denial on Iranian Journalist Visas

France Demands Quick Reply From Iran on Nuclear Issue

Why Bush Is Taking a More Diplomatic Approach on Iran


German Lawmakers Send Soldiers to Lebanon

Lebanese PM: We Prevented an Israeli Victory

Lebanese President Condemns Israeli Violations

Refugees Protest Disparity in UN Aid Distribution

Fashion Makes Comeback in Postwar Lebanon

Israel at War

Olmert Heckled by War Protesters

Israeli DM Touts Accomplishments in Lebanon, Threatens Syria and Iran

Germany: Israel Ready for Shebaa Farms Talks

IDF Chief: Troops Won't Be Out of Lebanon by Friday

Poll: Most Residents of North Israel Stayed Home During Lebanon War

Israeli Military Chief Considered Resigning After War


Bush Promises Abbas He Will Support Palestinian State

Quartet Meets, Mulls New Palestinian Government

Hamas PM Rejects Quartet Conditions for Aid

Gaza Youth Have Little to Celebrate at Ramadan

Poll: Palestinians Oppose Abduction of Foreigners


Israeli Air Strike Kills Palestinian in Gaza

Palestinians Militants Fire 2 Rockets at Israel Town

Israel Seizes Million Dollars in Bank Raids Across West Bank

Israeli Soldiers Indicted for Beating Palestinian

Mideast Peace?

Israeli FM to Back Two-State Solution at UN

Abbas Recasts Himself as Key Palestinian Negotiator

Arab States Urge UN to Press Israel on Nukes


Thailand's King Gives Blessing to Coup

Thai General Vows to Resign in Two Weeks

Gentle General Changed His Mind About a Coup

Army Chief: Thailand General Election Will Be Held in October 2007

Thailand's Thaksin Had Clashed With King

Thai PM in London for 'Private' Visit After Coup

Thai Prime Minister's Style Split Nation

Thai Coup Uproots a Thin Democracy

US Urges Thai Coup Leaders to Restore Democracy

Thailand Coups Refined to a High Art

Singapore May See Worst Fallout From Thai Coup


Conservative Hawk Named New Japanese PM

Indonesian Cleric: Girls in Skimpy Outfits More Dangerous Than Bombs


Beijing Attacks Curbs on North Korea

South Korea, US to Solidify Approach to North

Pope Inflames Muslims

Pope Expresses 'Deep Respect' for Islam

Pope Backlash Deals Blow to Interfaith Ties


Sudan Says No to UN Force in Darfur

AU Extends Darfur Troops Mandate


Yemen Election Critics Allege Altered Registration Lists, Bribery

Technocrat Recasts Yemen's Presidential Race, Political Future


Major Powers Say Kosovo Must Be Resolved in 2006

Protest in Hungary Draws 15,000


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Ivan Eland
What to Do About Iranian Nukes

Praful Bidwai
Blasts Test India's Counter-Terror Strategy

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
Belgrade Says 'No'

Charles Peńa
Remembering 9/11

David R. Henderson
Centanni and Wiig Escape: A Celebration and Lessons Learned

Alan Bock
Reverting to Form

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

Ran HaCohen
The End of Lebanon?

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