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Breaking the Silence: Scott McConnell
The Lobby, Unmasked: Justin Raimondo
Oil, Nuclear Power, and Iran: David Henderson
Hillary Hits Bottom: Rosa Brooks
Iraq War Wrong From the Start: Matthew Parris

 
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News
Updated October 23, 2006 - 9:25 PM EDT
In Iraq, Shi'ite vs. Shi'ite Power Play
 
  Bloody Weekend: 200 Iraqis, 12 GIs Killed
  Monday: 43 Iraqis Killed, 42 Wounded; US Soldier Missing in Baghdad
  Coup Against Maliki Reported in the Making
  Shi'ite Militiamen Re-Emerge in Troubled Southern City in Iraq
  Bloodbath in Balad Points to Larger Conflict
  The Exodus: 12% of Iraqi Population Have Fled Homes Since the War
White House Is Firm: No Deadlines for Iraq
 
  2nd State Dept Official Blasts US Policy in Iraq
  US Offers Amnesty in Secret Talks With Iraq Insurgents
  Bush Fights Talk of Iraq Retreat as Rifts Grow
GOP Senators Urge US-North Korean Talks
 
  North Korea Vows No New Tests Unless 'Harassed' by US
Israel Admits Using Phosphorous Bombs
 
  Israelis Threaten to Retake Gaza-Egypt Border
  Israeli Troops Kill 7 Palestinians, Wound 14 in Northern Gaza
Viewpoints
There Is Never Going to Be a NATO Victory in Afghanistan  by Jonathan Steele
Britain's Soldier's Soldier  by Al Webb
The Bush Administration's Assault on Defense Lawyers  by Elaine Cassel
The Failure Was the Idea, Not Its Execution  by Matthew Parris
Heck of a Job, Maliki!  by Sami Moubayed
Hillary Hits Bottom  by Rosa Brooks

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Frontline
Radical Islam Finds US to Be 'Sterile Ground'
US Forces in Iraq Said to Lack Fallback
State Dept Poll: Iraqi Youth Believe Security Would Improve if US Left
Mother of All Heists: $800M of Iraqi Army Money Stolen From US
State Department Official: I Misspoke on Iraq Policy
At War: The Military's Fight Against Friendly Fire
My Nerves Are Shot, British Soldier Wrote
Intel: What the Brits Said
Nukes No Longer Tools of the Mightiest Nations
 
Iraqi Government Warns of Insurgents Dressed as Soldiers
Today in Iraq
Iraqi Rebels March in Ramadi to Celebrate the 'Islamic Emirate' of Iraq
In a Land Without Order, Punishment Is Power
For People of Basra, Fear Has a Name: 'The Duck'
The Selfless and the Dead
UK Official: Iraqi Army 'Coming Along'
Attacks Continue
Iraq's Most Violent Ramadan Ends in Bloodshed
Blasts Kill Five in Baghdad Market, Bakery
Ambush Sees 15 Iraq Police Trainees Killed
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,796
Security Developments in Iraq, Oct. 23
Security Developments in Iraq, Oct. 22
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraqi Refugees Trying to Adjust to Syria
Take Iraq Death Toll Seriously: Australian Doctors
Pope Sends 'Cordial Greetings' to Muslims, Calls for Iraq Aid
The War at Home
Two-Thirds of Americans Pessimistic About Iraq
US Debate Over Iraq War Heats Up Ahead of Vote
Deepening Disarray Over US Policy in Iraq
Quietly Accepting Another Iraq Death
Lawmakers to Bush: Push Iraq on Militias
Poll: US Jews Favor Palestinian State
Afghanistan
Canadian Military Considers Longer Tours of Duty in Afghanistan
Canadian Military to Hold Back Details on Clashes That Injure Soldiers
32 Killed in Factional Fighting in Afghanistan
NATO Soldiers Kill 15 Insurgents in Afghanistan
Former Mujahedeen Leader: Pullout Only Way to End Violence
Concerns Grow for Safety of Abducted Italian in Afghanistan
Pakistan/India/Kashmir
Militants, Musharraf Circling
Pakistan and India in Spying Row
Pakistan Frees Nine Held for Terror Links
Thousands Protest Alleged Killing of Kashmir Youth by Army
Thailand
Thai Rebels Defy Generals' Peace Plans
Bomb Kills Soldier, Wounds Monks in Thai South
Indonesia
Indonesia to Buy Four Israeli Spy Drones
Europe
Serbia PM: Russia, China Oppose Kosovo Independence
Europe's Long Legal Tether on Russia
Four Assaulted in UK Mosque Attack
 
Koreas
China's North Korea Stance May Aid US
Why Beijing Is So Reluctant to Cut Off Trade With North Korea

South Korea, US Open Trade Talks

Poll: Two-Thirds of Aussies Reject Attacking North Korea
North Korea Ranked 'Worst Internet Black Hole'
Iran
Iran Vows to Answer Western Sanctions
Iran: Nuclear 'Carrot-and-Stick' Approach Doomed
Putin to Olmert: No Military Action Against Iran
Lebanon
Report: German Spy Working on Mideast Prisoner Swap
Israeli Defense Minister Says Flights Over Lebanon Will Continue
UN Sees Imminent Israeli Pullout From Ghajar
Winter Makes Demining Difficult Task in South Lebanon
Israelis and Lebanese Reach Across War's Divide
Boy Killed by Israeli Cluster Bomb in Lebanon
Egypt: Hezbollah 'Provoked Lebanon War'
Hezbollah Rejects Egyptian Minister's Accusation as 'Not Worthy of a Response'
Palestine
Olmert and Abbas Agree to Restart Negotiations on Summit
Palestinian Security Forces Demonstrate in Gaza
Gunmen Kill Leading Fatah Figure
Israel Keeping Palestinian-Americans Out of West Bank
Arab Countries Step Up Mediation for PA
Israel
Israeli PM Moves to Expand Coalition With Cabinet Vote
Extreme Right-Winger to Join Israeli Government
Israeli Ministers Demand More Action in Gaza
Israel Downplays Russian Foreign Minister's Call to Give Hamas More Time
Officers: Israeli Military Did Not Follow Combat Doctrine
Israeli Rightists Demonstrate Against Central Command Chief
Syria
Israeli DM: 'Peace Deal With Syria Worth Exploring'
Israeli DM: Ready to Make Concessions to Syria
Exiled Former Syrian VP Predicts Regime Collapse
Somalia
Islamist Forces Gather as Somalis Prepare to Flee
Troops Massing Around Somali Town
Africa
Sudan Expels UN Envoy for Blog
Africa After War: Paths to Forgiveness - Ugandans Welcome 'Terrorists' Back
Rebels Take Control of Chad Town
EU Anger Over Ethiopia Expulsions
 
Columnists

Justin Raimondo
10/23/2006
The Lobby, Unmasked

David R. Henderson
10/23/2006
Oil, Nuclear Power, and Iran:
A Lesson in Opportunity Cost

Alan Bock
10/21/2006
The More Things Change...

Doug Bandow
10/20/2006
Nation-Destroying
in the Balkans

Nebojsa Malic
10/19/2006
The Edge of Madness

Ivan Eland
10/17/2006
Stop Training Iraqis
for Civil War

Ran HaCohen
10/16/2006
Good News From Gaza

Praful Bidwai
10/14/2006
N. Korean Blast May Hit Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Charles Peņa
10/11/2006
Co-Dependency in Iraq

Sascha Matuszak
9/04/2006
China's Little Capitalists

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