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McCain and the IRI: Mukoma Wa Ngugi
African Dictatorships, Double Standards: S. Zunes
We Take Precedence: Paul Craig Roberts
India Pushes for Nuclear Deal: Praful Bidwai
Wrong on Russia: Stephen F. Cohen

 Gareth Porter

No One to Stop Them Now

 Seymour Hersh

Preparing the Battlefield

 Anthony Gregory

Disappointed in the Democrats

 Gordon Prather

Axis of False Accusations

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Bush Vows More Troops for Afghanistan
  US Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan
  NATO Missiles Fired From Afghanistan Kill 2 in Pakistan
  US Afghan Toll Rises as Taliban Regain Strength
  Coalition: 33 Militants Killed in Afghanistan
Pentagon Warns Against Israeli Attack on Iran
  Will the US Open an Office in Iran?
  Israeli Threats to Iran Seen as Bluff – for Now

Iran Remarks Point to Split in Leadership

Last US 'Surge' Brigade Begins Leaving Iraq

US Agrees to Lift Immunity for Contractors in Iraq


Iraq FM: No Choice but to Sign Security Deal

  Main Sunni Bloc on Verge of Rejoining Iraqi Govt
  Tuesday: 24 Iraqis Killed, 62 Wounded
Colombia Rescues Betancourt, 3 US Hostages
Palestinian Kills 3 in Jerusalem Bulldozer Attack
Immediate Withdrawal Is the Only Honorable Course in Iraq  by Jacob G. Hornberger
We, the Salt of the Earth, Take Precedence  by Paul Craig Roberts
John McCain and the International Republican Institute  by Mukoma Wa Ngugi
What Bush Hath Wrought
by Andrew J. Bacevich
African Dictatorships and Double Standards  by Stephen Zunes
Tehran Puts on a Show of Strength
by Sami Moubayed

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Marines Testify Sniper Thought He Shot Insurgents

Your Cumulative Bill for the Iraq War: $1,020

China Inspired Interrogations at Gitmo

Air Force Finds Lax Nuclear Security

Pentagon Will Buy Satellites to Do More Spying

Treaty Signed 40 Years Ago Limited Nuclear Growth

Iraqis Face Miles-Long Lines
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Today in Iraq

Maliki Vows Arabs Will Get Priority in Reconstruction Deals

Shi'ite Cleric Holds Parties Responsible for Hampering Provincial Councils Elections

Total on Verge of Signing Iraq Oil Service Contract

Iraq's Ayatollah on the Rise

Iraq Attracts Hedge Funds

Alcohol Is Flowing Again in Baghdad

Attacks Continue

Truck Bomb Wounds at Least 15 Near Mosul, Iraq

Sunni Leader Attacked in North Iraq

One Civilian Dead and 25 Injured in Explosion Near Mosul

Police Station Rocketed in Kirkuk

Tuesday: 24 Iraqis Killed, 62 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

New Iraq Report: 15 of 18 Benchmarks Satisfactory

Iraq by the Numbers: Key Figures in the War

'War on Terror'

Is Osama bin Laden Dying ... Again?

Momentum Stalls for Wiretapping Bill

West Declares Pakistan, Somalia, Algeria 'al-Qaeda Safe Havens'

UN Envoy Rips US Violations in Iraq, Guantanamo, Afghanistan


Chinese Road Worker Kidnapped in Afghanistan

Germany Takes Over Quick Reaction Force in Afghanistan


Musharraf Lauds Tribal Area Military Operations

US Warns Sharif Against Anti-Musharraf Moves

Officials: Hunt for al-Qaeda Ineffective

South Asia

Kashmir: Protests Halt Land Deal, Leading to Another Round of Unrest

India's Singh Pushes for Nuclear Deal

Indian Communists Mull Withdrawal From Govt


State Dept: North Korea Food Not Linked to Nuclear Deal

US Envoy Hill Seeks to Blunt Criticism on North Korea


China Resumes Negotiations With Envoys of Dalai Lama

Chinese Soldiers 'Corrupted by Karaoke and Saunas'

China Blocks Dissident Lawyers From Beijing Dinner Hosted by Congressmen

Quake Revealed Deficiencies of China's Military


Rebels Desert as Colombia Army Advances


UK's Miliband Backs Strong EU Military Force

Abkhazia's Tourism Fights to Regain Fabled Legacy

Germany, Poland Balk at EU Treaty

Cypriots Seek Direct Peace Negotiations

Spanish DM Announces Military Purge


US Says Israel-Iran Story False

How Might Israel Attack Iran's Nuclear Sites?

The Strait of Hormuz, Iran and the Risk

Softer Tone From Iran Has Experts Guessing

Khamenei Aide Chides Ahmadinejad's Nuclear Approach

Hersh: Cheney Prefers US Attack on Iran

Iran's Judiciary Orders Arrest of Leading Reformist Newspaperman

Israeli Deputy DM: We Know How to Handle Iran

Former Israeli Intel Officer: Israel Will Be Blamed in Case of Iran 'Flareup'


Hezbollah Said to Train Shi'ite Militiamen in Iraq

Southern Beirut Restaurant Just Like Eating in a War Zone


Two Turkish Generals Held Over Plot to Kill Nobel Laureate

Turkey Widens Coup Probe, AK Party Court Case Starts

Turkey Arrests Leader's Critics


Report: Hamas Gave Egypt Proof Israeli Soldier Is Still Alive

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Female Farmer in Gaza

As Gaza Remains Shut, Olmert Warns 'Restraint' Has Limits

Hamas: Gaza Ceasefire Violator Was Sunflower Seed Merchant

Israel to Reopen Gaza Crossings Wednesday


Israel Bars UN Team From Palestinian Areas

Israeli Group: 'Discrimination' Drives West Bank Water Shortage

Palestinians: Settlers Fire Mortar Shells at West Bank Village

Google Declines to Restrict Palestinians' Use of Google Earth Application After Israeli Outrage

Dutch FM Complains Over Abuse of Palestinian Journalist

Bush Pardon of Pollard Deemed Unlikely

Middle East

Jordan Enacts Laws Restricting Demonstrations, NGOs

Poll: 71 Percent of Americans Want US to Stay Neutral on Mideast Conflict


Hopes Fade for Deal in Zimbabwe Election Crisis

African Union Calls for Settlement in Zimbabwe

Mugabe Cements Grip as African Union Ducks Censure

Battered White Farmers Vow to Battle on Against Mugabe

Mugabe Tells African Peers to Examine Own Records

Kenya Offers to Help Zimbabwe in Power Sharing

TV Crew Challenges Mugabe


Somali Islamic Courts Takes Over Three Towns

At Least 10 Killed in Mogadishu Attack

AU Extends Somalia Mission but Asks UN to Take Over


Nigeria VP Blames 'Oil Thieves' for Rising Violence

Niger Delta Talks Hit Rocks


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Don't Wait for World War III

Praful Bidwai
India's Singh Pushes for Nuclear Deal

Philip Giraldi
Neocons Stay on Message

Alan Bock
Making Progress, Without Uncle Sam

Ivan Eland
Can the Air Force Be Reformed?

Doug Bandow
Turning the Recurring Joke of a New European Defense Policy into Reality

Nebojsa Malic
Return of the Reds

Charles Peņa
Change We Can Believe In?

David R. Henderson
The Supreme Court Gets One Right

Sascha Matuszak
The US and China:
Unsettling Similarities

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

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