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Benazir & Indira – Papa's Puppets: Farzana Versey
Unhappy Hegemony: Gordon Prather
Sad Day for Democracy: Alan Bock
Flying Potlatch: Werther
Balance of Power Shifting From the US: Leon Hadar

 Eric Margolis

Playing With Fire in Pakistan

 Patrick Cockburn

Iraq at the End of '07

 Pat Buchanan

A Republic, Not an Empire

 Scott Horton

No Law: Torture, Spying, Impunity

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Updated December 30, 2007 - 11:07 PM EST
Gen. Petraeus: Iraq Gains Are 'Reversible'
  2007 Worst Year Yet in Iraq
  Iraq Suicide Attacks Again on Rise
  One Year On, Saddam Hanging Seen as Widening Iraq Sectarian Divide
  Official: 75% of al-Qaeda in Iraq's Network Destroyed
  Sunday: 1 US Soldier, 13 Iraqis Killed, 8 Wounded, 13 Kidnapped
Bhutto's Son, Husband to Be Party Co-Leaders
  Al-Qaeda Network Expands Base in Pakistan
  How Bhutto Won Washington
  Bhutto Aides Allege Pakistani Government Cover-Up
  Al-Qaeda Denies Benazir Bhutto Killing
  US Gave Bhutto Intelligence on Dangers She Faced
  Pakistan Offers to Exhume Benazir Bhutto
Afghanistan: Diplomats Expelled 'at Behest of US'
Bin Laden Issues Warning on Iraq, Israel
  Timeline: Messages Attributed to al-Qaeda
CIA Torture and Other War Crimes
by Philip Giraldi
Balance of Power Is Continuing to Shift From the US  by Leon Hadar
A Little Late for Winning Hearts and Minds  by Brad Jacobson
Stop Meddling in Pakistan
by Jacob G. Hornberger
Flying Potlatch  by Werther
Unhappy Hegemony  by Gordon Prather

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Tapes by CIA Lived and Died to Save Image
US Strives to Keep Footing in Tangled Pakistan Situation
'Fatigued' Iraq PM Heads to London for Check-Up
Ministry: Iraq Prepares for Baghdad Handover in August 2008
Kuwait Denies Bombardment of Sites in Iraqi Waters
Senator Sees 'Real Opportunity' for Resuming Syria-Israel Talks
Hundreds of Thousands Mourn Bhutto
Today in Iraq
Sunni Report: Iraqi Police Arrest 250 Non-Militants in Sectarian-Driven Raid
Leaflets Warn of Setting Up Awakening Councils in Iraq's Wassit Province
Iraq Army Forces Discover Weapons Cache in Dulaimi Bodyguard's House
Iraqi Sunni Leader's Son Linked to Explosives: Military
Sadrists Meet With Karbala Administration to Launch Law-Backing Initiative
Northern Iraqi Women Increasingly Attempting Suicide
Saturday: 37 Iraqis Killed, 20 Wounded
One Year After Saddam
Saddam Supporters to Mark Anniversary of Execution
Saddam Hanging Seen as False Start for New Iraq
2,000 Jordanians Commemorate Saddam on Anniversary of Execution
Few Gather to Remember at Saddam's Tomb
A Year On, Saddam Remains a Martyr
Iraq: District Curfew on Saddam's Execution Anniversary
Iraq Occupation
Top US Commander Says al-Qaeda Increasingly Fearful of Sunni Tribal Councils
US and Iraqi Commanders Hail Security
US Army: Iraqi Air Force Receives Aircraft Unequipped With Sensors
A Tall Order for a Marine: Feeding the Hand That Bit You
The War at Home
Democrats: Redeploy Troops From Iraq to Afghanistan, Pakistan
Mothers of War Wounded Upend Lives When Feared Call Comes
Edwards Talks About His War Vote
Farewell Ceremony to 3,400 Guard Troops to Be Closed to Public
Ten Saudis Freed From Guantánamo Bay
Saudi Arabia Welcomes Return of 10 Gitmo Detainees
Ex-Detainee 'Linked to al-Qaeda Cleric'
David Hicks: Smile of Freedom
Khamenei Warns of 'Enemy Plots' Ahead of Iran Vote
Iran Welcomes Iraq View on Validity of Border Deal
Iran Woes Hurt Dubai
Official Says PA Dismantling al-Aqsa and Other Militant Groups
Palestinians Say West Bank Security Better Despite Attack
Hamas Bans Gaza Anniversary Rallies by Rival Fatah
PA Arrests Three Israelis in Bethlehem, Transfers Them to Israel
PA Premier Says Suspects in Killings of Two Israelis Caught by PA
14 Hamas Members Arrested in West Bank: Officials
Israel Says Finds Explosive Chemicals in EU Aid Bags
Anti-Personnel Mine Explodes in Southern Lebanon, Injures Two People
Hamas Accuses Fatah Over Stabbing in Lebanese Camp
Middle East
Turkey Captures 19 al-Qaeda Suspects
Sarkozy, in Egypt, Offers French Nuclear Assistance to Cairo
Hamas: Egypt Agrees to Allow Gazan Pilgrims to Return Through Rafah
Colombian Hostage Mission on Hold
Chavez Vows to Put 'Revolution' Back on Track
Bolivian President Agrees to Talks With Opposition
Americans Keep Dying
Florida Soldier Killed Christmas Day Leaves Behind Wife and Two Children
Airman (CA) Dies in Sleep in Afghanistan on Christmas Eve
Grosse Pointe Farms (MI) Soldier Dies on Christmas Day
Bakersfield (CA) Soldier Killed in Iraq Ambush
New Hampshire Soldier, 19, Was Going to Be a Dad
California Soldier Joined Army to Support Family
Pakistani Politics
Bhutto's Surprise Will Offers Guidance to Her Party
Pakistan Says Turmoil After Bhutto Death Could Delay Vote
Pakistan Elections May Be Delayed for Three Months
Bhutto Party Faces Power Struggle Choosing New Leader
Pakistan: Zardari to Assume Role of PPP Kingmaker
In Bhutto Stronghold, Sharif Seeks a Political Alliance Against Musharraf
The Assassination
Another Political Whodunit for Pakistan's Lengthy List
Bhutto Aide Says She Bathed Body, Saw Bullet Wound in Head
Revealed: Pakistan Hosed Away Scene After Bhutto Attack
A Face in the Crowd: Benazir Bhutto's Assassin
Who Killed Benazir?
Blamed Radical 'Capable of Doing Such Things'
Bhutto's Rival Blames Death on Government
Rawalpindi Police Chief Refused to Okay Bhutto's Autopsy
Pakistan TV Station Shows Shooting Footage of Bhutto Rally
Today in Pakistan
2 Bombers Die in Failed Pakistan Attack
Musharraf Cracks Down on Rioters
Pakistan's Daily Life on Hold After Bhutto Killing
14 More Killed in Karachi Violence Over 1,000 Vehicles Torched in Three Days; Four Fire Stations Damaged
Five Killed as Army Patrols Affected Areas in Hyderabad
Bhutto's Homeland Smolders With Rage
Global Pakistan Fallout
Pakistan Rejects Help in Bhutto Probe
India Cancels Trains to Pakistan After Bhutto Assassination
Up to Pakistan to Decide on Elections: White House
Taliban Dismisses Key Southern Afghanistan Commander for 'Disobeying Orders'
UK Military Officials: Taliban Fight Needs 3,000 Extra Troops
Portugal to Boost Military Presence in Afghanistan
Army Officers in Afghanistan Plan Wedding
Christians Fear Attacks by Indian Hindus
Top Insurgent of Banned Rebel Group Killed by Army in NE India
Two Jaish-E-Mohd Insurgents Killed in Indian-Administered Kashmir
North Korea Set to Start 2008 With Missed Nuclear Date
Sending Out Signals to Long-Isolated North Koreans
China/Hong Kong/Japan
China Says Hong Kong May Have Universal Suffrage in 2017
Doubts Remain After Japan PM Visits China
China Detains Dissident, Citing Subversion
Sri Lanka Military, Rebels Say Clashes Kill Dozens
India's Halt to Myanmar Arms Sales May Pressure Junta
Ethnic Violence Flares in Kenya Over Slow Vote Count
Kenyan Election Count Halted Amid Unrest
Riots Batter Kenya as Rivals Declare Victory
Land Mine Kills Spokesman to Mayor of Somalia’s Capital
Somalia Gang Demands Ransom for Aid Workers
Croatia Minister Resigns After Hunt With Accused War Criminal
UN Tribunal Has Croatian Ex-Commander Arrested
'Kremlin Turf War' Moves Into Russian Court
Finns See Iraq, Iran, Russia, and US as Top Threats
Weekend Reviews
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Beware of Barak

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Not Home for the Holidays

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Turkey: Another Ally Lost

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