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Ha'aretz Rates the Candidates: Philip Giraldi
Ahmadinejad's Tug-of-War: Khody Akhavi
More Neocon Military Advice: Jim Lobe
CBS Falsifies Iraq War History: Robert Parry
Terror Laws Threaten Speech: Joanne Mariner

 Mohammad Omer

Exodus to Egypt

 Philip Giraldi

Cheney Back in Charge of Iran Policy

 Conn Hallinan

Counter-Insurgency From The Air

 Chalmers Johnson

Things That Can't Go On Forever Don't

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Updated January 29, 2008 - 11:15 PM EST

Bush Vows to Stay on Offensive


Pentagon Wants Another $70 Billion for Wars


Bush Urged Not to Lock Successor Into Iraq

  Senate Votes Against Telecom Immunity Plan
  Lawmakers Skeptical of Bush's Upbeat War Report
Iraq's Sadrists Seek to End Cease-Fire
  Iraq MP: Sunni Bloc May Rejoin Govt. Within Week
  Bush Touts 'Progress' in Iraq

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 61 Iraqis Killed; 56 Iraqis Wounded

Iran Sanctions Vote at UN Seen Weeks Away
  Ahmadinejad Caught Between Reformists and Hardliners
  Russian Uranium Shipment to Iran Completed
Bomb-Bomb Iran?
 by Scott MacLeod
Let's Restore the Republic
by Jacob G. Hornberger
More Neocon Military Advice
by Jim Lobe
CBS Falsifies Iraq War History
by Robert Parry
The End of Privacy  by Elliot Cohen
A Criminal Idea  by James K. Galbraith

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Five US Soldiers Killed in Northern Iraq Bombing

Iran to Announce Date of Next Round of Talks With US on Iraq

Negroponte Confirms Use of Waterboarding

Cleric Warns of More Beirut Unrest

US Commander Backs South Korea War Command Transfer

US Spy Satellite Set to Hit... Somewhere... by Early March

2020 Mayors Call for End to Nukes by 2020

Kenya Violence Becomes
'More Organized'
Today in Iraq

Ethnic Tension Rises in Oil-Rich Kirkuk

Kurdish PM Demands Iraqi Government Apologize to Kurds Over Anfal

Iraq's Anatomy: Triage at a Baghdad Hospital

Baghdad Hospital: A People With Grievous Wounds

Crackdown Stepped Up in Northern Iraq, Explosives Found

Big Blaze Sweeps Through Iraq's Central Bank

Monday: 5 US Soldiers, 21 Iraqis Killed; 17 Iraqis Wounded
Refugee Crisis

Karbala Refugee Residents Protest Eviction

Severe Cold Weather Pushing Living Costs to Limit for Iraqi Refugees

Iraqi Refugees in Damascus Find Consolation in Internet Cafés

Asylum Failure for Iraq War Aides

Iraq's Neighbors

Iranian Leader to Visit Iraq in March

Iraq to Settle Airline Debt With Syria

Australia: Out of Iraq?

Rice, Australian Foreign Minister Meet

Australia Says Iraq Departure Not Aimed at US

Australia: Iraq Aid Boost to Follow Troop Withdrawal

The War at Home

Selected Remarks by Bush on the Iraq War

Text of Bush's Final State of the Union

Obama 'Committed' to Ensuring Israel Is Jewish, Stresses He Is 'Not a Muslim'

'Straight Talk' From Senator McCain: More Wars to Come

An American Builder's Failures in Iraq Are Found to Have Been More Widespread

'War on Terror'

CIA Largely in the Dark on Interrogation Tactics

McCain Cracks Waterboarding Joke

Mukasey Text Doesn't Include Torture

Morocco Will Try Madrid Bombing Suspect

Musharraf: War on Terror Won't Be Won in 'Next Five Days'

Bali Bombers' Execution Could Be Delayed by Appeal


Canada Threatens to Pull Soldiers From Afghanistan

Minn. Soldier Dies in Afghanistan After Possible Friendly Fire

Afghan Woman Is All About Business

Sharp Drop in Afghan Private Investment

Kabul Residents 'on Edge'

Keeping the Peace in Fragile Khost


Israeli DM Warns Musharraf on Nukes

12 Killed in Waziristan Clashes

Gunmen in Pakistan Free School Hostages

American Diplomat in Pakistan Is Found Dead

North Waziristan Cease-Fire Extended

Pakistanis Seek Refuge From Violence in Afghanistan


Thaksin 'Shadow' to Guide Thai Cabinet

Turbulence Is Predicted for New Chief in Thailand


Commander Presses for US-China Hotline

China Allows US Port Call in Hong Kong


Gorbachev Criticizes Russia Elections

Soviet Military Support Group Is Revived


EU Lures Serbia With Pre-Membership Deal

Russia Warns US, EU Over Kosovo Independence

The East Berlin Tunnel: Whose Ruse?


Iran FM Warns Against Sanctions

Rice: New UN Resolution Against Iran to Pave Way for 'Other Action'

US Moves to Keep F-14 Parts From Iran

Buchanan: McCain Win Would Mean War With Iran

Iran Offers Aid to Egypt Over Gaza 'Crisis'

FM: Iran on Verge of Normalizing Relations With Egypt

A Chinese Base in Iran?

Olmert Attempts to Link Iran, Nazi Germany


Lebanon Calm Again After Riots Kill 7

Hezbollah Blames Lebanese Govt for Unrest

Key Players in Lebanon's Political Crisis

Syria's Demand for Greater Hezbollah Representation in Lebanese Cabinet Rejected

Jordan Islamists: US Responsible for Bloody Downturn in Lebanon


Israeli Warplanes Strike Southern Gaza, Injure 4

Hamas Helps Egypt to Reclose Gaza Border

Olmert Tells Abbas: Israel Won't Block Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Egypt Turns Back 3,000 Palestinians Heading for Cairo

Abbas Wins Backing for PA Control at Egypt-Gaza Border

EU Foreign Ministers Express Alarm Over Humanitarian Situation in Gaza


Israeli Official: Bolton Said Rice Caved on Truce Terms to End 2006 Lebanon War

Israeli Military Concerned War Report Will Damage Its Image

EU Calls on Israel to Halt Illegal Settlements

Israeli Forces Capture Militant in West Bank

Middle East

Al-Jazeera Journalist Arrested in Egypt

Professor Convicted of Insulting Ataturk

Syria: Dissident Arrested


Kenya Gangs on Rampage in Day of Bloodletting

Kenya's Infamous Mungiki Sect Gears Up for Reprisal Killings

Kenya's Rift Valley Burns, Death Toll Soars

Rival Tribes Trade Revenge Attacks in Kenya

New Wave of Violence Spreads Across Kenya

Ethnic Clashes Spread in Western Kenya

Kenyan Killings Prompt Aid Threat From Europe

Annan Presses Kenyan Rivals to End Bloodshed

Germans Hacked to Death in Kenya


Roadside Bomb Kills Four in Southern Somalia

Fresh Fighting Occurs in Mogadishu Overnight

Somali PM Orders Freeing of Government Opponents


US Defers Sensitive Africom HQ Decision for Now

Burundi: Rebel Group Finally Rejoins Peace Process

Fighting Erupts in Eastern Congo

AU Darfur Force 'May Take All Year' to Deploy


Chávez Rides on Tide of Venezuelan Oil

Colombian Rebel Leader Gets 60-Year US Prison Term

Peru Death Squad Killed 15, Ate Cake


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None Dare Call It Treason

Philip Giraldi
Ha'aretz Rates the Candidates

Ivan Eland
A Cynical Effort to Save Bush's Legacy

Alan Bock
The Imperial Pretension

Doug Bandow
Korean Troubles Old and New: Time to Bring the Troops Home

Nebojsa Malic
That Pesky Democracy

Charles Peńa
Shocked, Shocked by Bush's Broken Promises

David R. Henderson
The Fatal Conceit in Foreign Policy

Ran HaCohen
Beware of Barak

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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