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No Peace Without Hamas: Mahmoud al-Zahar
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More on That Nuclear Umbrella: Leon Hadar
Heroes or Dupes?: Laurence M. Vance
Obama Channeling Cheney: Gordon Prather

 Michael Scheuer

Bad Tidings in the Terror Wars

 Patrick Cockburn

Muqtada al-Sadr and the Struggle for Iraq

 Ray McGovern

It's Against the Law to Torture People

 Diane Benson

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Updated April 19, 2008 - 10:15 PM EDT
Civil War Breaks Out Among Iraq Sunnis
  US Warns of Wave of Bombings in Baghdad
  Iraqi Troops Say Control Basra Stronghold
  Company of Iraqi Troops Abandons Position After Attack
  GIs in Sadr City Under Fire From Friends and Foes
  Saturday: 2 US Soldiers, 77 Iraqis Killed; 183 Iraqis Wounded
McCain, Iraq War and the Threat of 'al-Qaeda'
  As War’s Costs Rise, Congress Demands That Iraq Pay Larger Share
Top Bush Aides Pushed for Guantánamo Torture
  Top US General 'Hoodwinked' Over Aggressive Interrogation
Our Reign of Terror, by the Israeli Army
  Testimonies From Hebron: Soldiers Choke, Beat Palestinians
  Israeli Military: Photographer We Killed 'Put Himself in Danger'
Iran Denies It's Supporting Iraqi Insurgency
US to Soften Pyongyang Nuke Demands
Heroes or Dupes?
by Laurence M. Vance
More on That Nuclear Umbrella
by Leon Hadar
The Incredible Shrinking
Terror Case
 by Thomas Walkom
Who Owns Passover?  by Tony Karon
Obama Channeling Cheney
by Gordon Prather
How to Leave Iraq: Just Go  by Saul Landau

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Pope Criticizes US for Shunning Iraq Diplomacy
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Hillary Slams MoveOn for Opposing Afghan Invasion, MoveOn Denies They Did
US Effort to Rebuild From War Criticized
US Embassy in Baghdad Declared Ready, With Nudge by Rockets
Sadr City Fighters Lay Defenses Amid Latest Official Efforts at Calm
US to Release 12,000 Prisoners in Iraq
Today in Iraq
Iraqi Troops Surround Sadr Office in Basra
Basra's Dark Ages' Lifting as Hard-Line Grip Weakens
Trying to Hold Together Iraq's Army
Foreign Military Forces in Iraq
Al-Sadr Followers Denounce Wall Americans Are Building
Sistani Aide Arrested by US Forces in Diyala
Four Gunmen Arrested After Shooting Mayor in Karbala
Friday: 1 US Soldier, 31 Iraqis Killed, 25 Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
Al-Qaeda No. 2 al-Zawahri Says US Options in Iraq All Bad
US Envoy: No Hard Feelings Over Aussie Pullout From Iraq
EU Cold on German Plan to Help Iraqi Christian Refugees
Egypt to Send Envoy to Iraq if Security Improves
The War at Home
Whoever Wins White House, US Troops May Leave Iraq
Senators Ask for Pentagon Explanation on Contract Abuse
Bill Would Boost US Power to Prosecute War Fraud
Albright Says Iraqi War Worse Than Vietnam
Battles of Britain
British Prime Minister Calls for Global 'Interdependence'
UK Special Forces Soldier Faces Court Martial Over Theft
'War on Terror'
US to Televise Guantánamo Trials to Families

'I Told FBI About Ringleader Before 7/7'

Liberty City Seven Terrorism Mistrial Highlights Problem of Timing
Chronology: Messages Attributed to Ayman al-Zawahri
Witnesses: Chinese Troops Patrol in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Arms Shipped by China Spark an Uproar
Zimbabwe Opposition Request for Vote Recount Dismissed
Opposition Losing Steam in Zimbabwe
South Africa Union Blocks Arms Headed for Zimbabwe
Mugabe Blames Zimbabwe's Troubles on Britain, Whites, Foes
Key Facts About Zimbabwe's President Mugabe
Ethiopian Soldiers Confiscate Somali Ex-Prime Minister's Weapons
Somali President Vows to Crush Opposition 'Children'
Nigerian Militants Claim Oil Sabotage
10 Killed in Suspected Rebel Attack in Burundi Capital
Algeria Forces Kill 10 Rebel Bomb Plotters: Source
Georgia and Russia
Georgia Angry at Russia's Links With Rebel Regions
Moscow Move on Georgia 'Provocative': Estonia
Rice Calls Lavrov to Express US Concern on Georgia
Putin Denies Romance Reports, Moscow Paper Shut
Russian Opposition Queries Legality of Putin Vote
European Officials Agree on Framework for Outlawing Online Terror Recruiting
Spain Arrests 10 in Basque Region
After 61 Years in Power, Paraguay's Ruling Party Faces Defeat
Atom Watchdog to Press Arms Issue in Iran Talks
Iran Reaches Trade Deal With Iraq
Iran Should Defend Islamic World: Top Cleric
Iran Not to Withdraw From Non-Proliferation Treaty
Canada Commends Iran for Probing Threats to Nobelist
Palestinians Tout Moscow Peace Summit but US Lukewarm
Carter Defies US and Israeli Critics to Meet Hamas Leader
Three People Feared Buried in Collapsed Gaza Tunnel
Israel to Build 100 Settlement Homes, Including in West Bank
Germany Objects After Israeli Settlers Threaten Lawmakers
Middle East
Carter Discusses Iraq, Gaza Developments With Syria's Assad
Turkish Court Threatens to Oust Government That Lifted Head Scarf Ban
Oops: NATO Accidentally Armed Taliban
Afghan Commandos Emerge
Son of Netherlands' Top General Slain in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda Adds Muscle to the Taliban's Fight

Move to Force Musharraf Out of Office Continues
Pakistan FM: No Compromise on Nukes
US, Pakistan Say Taliban Commander Killed in Shootout
Politician Who Backed King Shot to Death in Nepal
Nepal Maoists on Track to Dominate New Govt
Tibet Protesters Clash With Nepal Police, 130 Detained
Sri Lanka
Tiger Rebels Say Sri Lanka Air Raid Kills Girl
Canadian Police Seize Buildings of Sri Lanka Rebels
Three Dead in Indian 'Tibet' Bomb
Police in India Arrest Hundreds in Tibet Protest
US to Hold Nuclear Talks in Pyongyang April 22-23
New Panel Set Up to Verify North Korea's Nuclear Declaration
Bush Hosts South Korean President at Camp David
Restive Xinjiang: China's Next Trouble Spot After Tibet?
Chinese Media Rallies Support Against 'Brutal' Tibet Protesters
China to Reopen Tibet to Foreign Tourists 'Soon'
Protesting Tibetans Reported Beaten, Jailed in Western China
Japan Tells China That Tibet Is an International Issue
Dalai Lama, China Keep Channel Open
Witness: Colombian Govt Infiltrated by Militias
Colombia's Efforts Have Rebels 'Falling Apart'
Colombian President Calls Students Accomplices of Rebels
Colombia Rebels Kill Wounded Soldiers in Ambulance
US House Members Pressure Colombia Over Violence
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The Martyr's Son Behind Iraq's Militiamen

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What We're About

Alan Bock
Prosecuting No-Threat Stumblebums

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Ivan Eland
Things Unsaid at the Petraeus Hearings

Doug Bandow
Iraq: Tell Us How This Ends

Nebojsa Malic
Glitz and Loathing in Sarajevo

Philip Giraldi
Obama Meets The Lobby

Charles Peña
McCain's Foreign Policy Vision: Style Over Substance

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

Praful Bidwai
India to Pay a Price For Launching Israeli Spy Satellite

Sascha Matuszak
The Dragon or the Snake?

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