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Today's Highlights

Talking Turkey About Israel: Philip Giraldi
Iran's Fist Clenched for a Reason: Mhd. Sahimi
Petraeus Leaked Fake Pullout: Gareth Porter
'State Secrets' Stick Around: William Fisher
Lobby? What Lobby?: Michael Scheuer

 Saul Landau

The End of the Monroe Doctrine

 Alan Bock

Eye on the Empire

 Doug Bandow

Bush Jr.'s Foreign Policy Legacy

 Chalmers Johnson

Sorrows of Empire

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Updated February 10, 2009 - 9:29 PM EST
Livni Edges Bibi, but May Not Get to Form Govt
  In Israeli Election: Kadima and Likud Both Claim Victory
  Landmark Israeli Election
  The Strange Bedfellows of Israeli Politics
  Netanyahu: Lieberman Won't Be Defense Minister
Poll: Kabul Govt Losing Ground Among Afghans
  Military Chief Caps Additional Troops to Afghan at 30,000
  Anger Confronts Holbrooke in Pakistan

Canada Defends Rising Afghan Costs as Crisis Bites

Egypt Disappearing Gaza Protesters
  Palestinians: Israeli Tank Shell Kills Gaza Farmer
  Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Police Station

Petraeus Leaked Misleading Story on Pullout Plan

Obama Keeps Bush 'State Secrets' Privilege

Biden Vows to Continue Bush Policy Towards Iran  by Jeremy R. Hammond
Iran's Fist Is Clenched for a Reason
by Muhammad Sahimi
Obama Fails His First Test on Civil Liberties and Accountability  by Glenn Greenwald
Lobby? What Lobby?  by Michael Scheuer
The Gods of War  by Kelley Vlahos
Acknowledge Soldiers' Right to Object  by Evan Knappenberger

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Don't Send Guantánamo Inmates Here: US Politicians

Rep: Punish Those Who Lie US Into War

Shoes Take New Art Form in Exhibition

US Eviction From Kyrgyz Base Passes First Hurdle

As Israelis Head to Polls, Anxiety and Fatigue Rule

Political Aide Says Kremlin May Need to Ease Control

Russia, India to Sign Nuclear Fuel Deal

Unstable Politics Plague Israel
Today in Iraq

After Iraqi Elections, Next Big Test Is Acceptance

A Secularist Finds Sway in a Hub of Shi'ite Islam

Four Ex-Gitmo Prisoners Transferred to Iraqi Custody

Chalabi Briefs Iranian Advisers in Baghdad

Work Remains for Iraqi Christians

Suicide Attack Kills 4 US Soldiers in Mosul

Monday: 4 US Soldiers, 9 Iraqis Killed; 29 Iraqis Wounded
US Military

Iraq's Roads Wear on Military Vehicles

Md. Lab Germ Research Halted for Records Probe

Is the Army Missing Some Nerve Gas?

The War at Home

Iraq Vet: 'The Death Dealers Took My Life!'

Oregon Soldier's Death Is Under Investigation

Doctor Escapes Iraq Only to Face Economic War in US


Obama: Steps to Possible Iran Dialogue in Months

Former Iranian President to Challenge Ahmadinejad in Election

Khatami Energizes Iran's Ailing Reformist Camp

Iranians Fret Over Economy, President Race Shapes Up

Russia to Complete Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant on Time

Spain Offers Help to Iran in Normalizing Foreign Relations
South Asia

Maoists Kill 10 Policemen, Wound Dozens in East India

Suicide Bomber Kills 28 in Sri Lanka

UN Experts Decry 'Climate of Fear' in Sri Lanka

China Tells UN It Doesn't Censor or Abuse Human Rights

China Premier Asks Cambridge to Pardon Shoe-Tosser


UN Envoy Visits Scene of Congo Massacre

UN Says Rebel Hunt Disaster for Congolese but Must Go On

Ethiopian Troops Kill One, Injure Two in Somalia

AU Calls for Quick Reinforcement of Somalia Force

Land Mine Kills 13 People in Ethiopia

In Other News
Battle Over Armenian Genocide Museum in DC Gets Nasty
Lebanon 'To Become Non-Permanent UN Security Council Member'

Basques Suspected in Madrid Car Bomb


Obama: No Safe Haven for Terrorists in Afghanistan

UK Foreign Secretary: NATO Troops Stuck in an Afghanistan 'Stalemate'

US May Enlist Iran Against Afghan Drug Trade

Khost: A US War Snared in Afghan Realities

US General Pushes France for Help in Afghanistan

Kazakhstan to Allow Non-Military US Shipments to Afghanistan

New US Envoy in Pakistan to Review Policy on Afghanistan

Obama Says Pakistan Must Be 'Stalwart' US Ally

The Taliban in Pakistan Are Raising US Fears

Pakistan Tells US It Will Curb Nuclear Scientist Khan's Freedom
Pakistan Wants More Information From India on Mumbai Attacks

Pakistan Takes First Step to Mumbai Prosecution

Pakistanis Fear Minister Will Scare Tourists Away


11 Children Among 26 Killed in Pakistani Shelling

Taliban Torch Boys' School in Swat Valley

Militants Killing Laughter and Music in Pakistan Region

Six Taliban Die in Bajaur Bombing

Gazans Suffer

UN: Hamas Returns 'Mistakenly' Seized Gaza Aid

Israel War Leaves Crude Graffiti in Gazan Homes

UN Envoy: Gaza's Children Traumatized by War Despite Ceasefire

Gaza: Out of the Ruins

Palestinian Politics

Fatah Minister: Hamas Wants Instability

Fatah Fears Shalit Deal Will Bring Down Abbas

Hamas: Fatah Strongman Collaborated With Israel Ahead of Gaza Op

Gaza Truce?

Israeli Fire Kills Islamic Jihad Militant in Gaza

Mubarak: Gaza Truce Possible Next Week

Israel, Hamas Narrowing Gaps on Gaza Truce

Report: Shalit Deal Hinges on Israel Release of Four Prisoners
Israeli Election
Yisrael Beiteinu Bans Israeli-Arab Reporters From Its Campaign Gathering

Netanyahu, Livni Both Confident of Victory in Elections

Israel's Labor Expects to Take a Hit at Polls

Orthodox Jewish Party Woos Arab Voters

Rabin's Son Heckled at Netanyahu's Side

Likud Fears Last-Minute Loss to Kadima

Down in the Souk, a Divided Nation Argues as Israel Prepares to Vote

Tzipi Livni's Meteoric Rise From Obscurity

Israel to Seal Off West Bank During Elections Tuesday

Israel's Electoral System: Proportional Representation

Israeli Electoral Procedures

Israeli Political Parties


Justin Raimondo
Kyrgyzstan's Revenge

Philip Giraldi
Talking Turkey About Israel

Alan Bock
Iraqis Back in Charge?

Ivan Eland
Misreading the Iraqi Election Results

Doug Bandow
Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty: The Battle Continues

Nebojsa Malic
Not Done Yet

Ran HaCohen
What Happened to Hassan

Charles Peņa
Terror, Torture, and Empire
on the Silver Screen

David R. Henderson
Meet the New Boss;
Same as the Old Boss

Praful Bidwai
'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Approach to Pakistan

Sascha Matuszak
Business Over Bluster

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