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Terror War Gets a Life of Its Own: Ian S. Lustick
Saddam: The Death of a Dictator: Juan Cole
Help, Assad Wants Peace!: Zvi Bar'el
Blundering Into Somalia Yet Again: Eric Margolis
Hijacking Eid and Hanging Saddam: Nir Rosen

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Updated January 2, 2007 - 9:07 PM EST

Bush to Confirm Iraq Troop Boost

  A 'Surge' Faces Trouble in the Senate

Chaos Overran Iraq Plan in ’06, Bush Team Says


With Iraq War Come Layers of Loss

16,273 Violent Deaths Reported in Iraq in 2006
  Sunni Insurgent Group: Save Baghdad From 'Iranian Occupation'
  Iraq Shuts TV Channel for Inciting Sectarianism

Tuesday: 70 Iraqis, 1 GI Killed; 11 Iraqis Injured


Police Say US Forces Kill Family in Raid


Angry Protests in Iraq Suggest Sunni Arab Shift to Militants

Islamic Forces Abandon Last Somali Stronghold


Uganda: 1,000 Troops Ready to Go to Somalia

Blundering Into Somalia Yet Again
by Eric Margolis
Hijacking Eid and Hanging Saddam
by Nir Rosen
Lesson of Iraq Began in Vietnam
by John Graham
Help, Assad Wants Peace!  by Zvi Bar'el
America's Holy Warriors  by Chris Hedges
Saddam: The Death of a Dictator
by Juan Cole

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Hotspots Abroad Poised to Get Hotter for US in 2007

Few Iraqis Are Gaining US Sanctuary

Hussein Era Secrets May Lie Buried

US TV Limits Saddam Footage

In CIA Leak Case, Reporters Will Be Key Witnesses

Israeli Police Official Living in Illegal Outpost

Polonium-210's Quiet Trail of Death

How Many War Deaths Are Too Many?
Execution of Saddam

Iraq Govt to Probe Filming of Saddam Hanging

Former Saddam Judge Says Execution Violates Iraqi Law

Nurse: Saddam Showed Different Side in Prison

Era Ends as Saddam Hussein Is Put to Death

A Dictator's Mideast Legacy

Egypt 'Regrets' Saddam's Death on Holy Day

Sunni Rage

Crowds Protest Saddam Hanging in Iraq

Saddam's Exiled Daughter Attends Protest

Sunnis Fear Saddam's Execution Will Provoke Sectarian Violence

Sunni Grief, Anger Flow at Funeral

Saddam's Supporters Vow Revenge

Prisoners Riot in Iraqi Jail After Saddam Execution

Iraq Sunni Clerics Blame US for Saddam's Execution

Occupying Iraq

Opposition Mounts to Raising US Troop Levels in Iraq

Iraqis See US Push Against Sadr's Mahdi Army

Survival First, Then US Troops Hope for Life After Iraq in New Year

VA Clinic Heals the Invisible Wounds, Too

For Iraq's Shi'ites, a Dream Deferred Breeds Mistrust of US


Taliban Bomb Kills Two Policemen in Afghanistan

Taliban Torch Afghan Office, Police Chief Missing

War in Afghanistan Chosen as Canadian News Story of the Year

South Asia

At Least Eight Killed in Sri Lanka Violence

India, Pakistan Exchange Lists of Nuclear Facilities


Chávez Pulls TV License, Sparks Censorship Cries

3000 and Counting

A Grim Milestone in Iraq: 3,000 American Deaths

3,000 Deaths in Iraq, Countless Tears at Home

Cold Ground for a Summer Love

Grannies Read NY-Area War Dead Names

US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,002

Israel's War at Home

Peretz Looking for Name for War in Lebanon

400 Israeli Officials Review War Probe

Officers Slam Israeli War Conference

Halutz Censures Two Officers Over Wartime Hezbollah Attack on Ship


Israeli Cabinet Minister: We Should Join NATO

Israeli Officials Say No Significant Progress in Prisoner Talks, Despite Reports

Israel Rejects 'Excessive' Palestinian Prisoner Swap Demand

Olmert: Hamas Demands Disproportionate

2006: Israel Defense Sales Hit Record

Palestinian Groups Renew Gaza Clashes, Abductions

Zawahiri Slams Abbas for Collaborating With US, Israel


North Korea Plans Bigger Military in 2007

Thai PM Blames Rivals for Blasts


Somali Islamic Fighters Flee South Toward Kenya

Somalia Orders Islamists to Turn in Weapons


Archbishop of Canterbury Slams 'Flaws' in Iraq War

Bulgaria, Romania Join European Union

EU Newcomers Hopeful, Anxious About Membership

Belarus Deal Signals Russia's Growing Clout


Justin Raimondo
Somalia: US Foreign Policy and Gangsterism

Ivan Eland
George W. Bush: Islamism's Best Friend

Alan Bock
Ends and Means in the New Year

Praful Bidwai
Nuclear Disarmament Gets Critical

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
The Year Everything Changed

Ran HaCohen
The Embarrassment of the Wretched

Charles Peńa
Another Year,
Another Iraq Plan

David R. Henderson
How to Undercut Chávez Peacefully With Less Military, Not More

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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