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Taliban Strength at Post-2001 Peak

  In Time for Election: Afghanistan Introduces Sweeping New Censorship
  At Least 10 Killed in Latest Kabul Suicide Attack
  McCain Backs Obama Policy of Afghan War Escalation

US Presses Pakistan on Taliban


Pakistan Again Insists Hakimullah Mehsud Is Dead

Iraq May Hold Vote on US Withdrawal


Iranian Arms Seized in Iraq, Officials Claim


Tuesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

Obama 'Encouraged' by Israel Settlement Policy

Israel Quietly Halts Settlement Building Permits

  Israeli Officials: ElBaradei 'Hiding' Evidence of Iran Nukes

Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Yemeni 'Forthwith'

Japanese Opposition Party Critical of US Role Could Win

Quiet Slicing of the West Bank Makes Abstract Prayers for Peace Obscene  by Slavoj Zizek
Why These Deaths Hit Home as Hard as the Somme  by Robert Fisk
New Think-Tank Seeks to Regulate Historical Analogies  by Thomas Harrington
The Netroots Agenda: War? What War?  by Byron York
Where to Begin Rebutting the Afghan Blather?  by Christopher Dowd
Fake Elections Won't Bring Peace to Afghanistan  by Eric Margolis

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Clinton's Trip Gave Rare Insight on North Korea

Attorney: FBI Trained NJ Blogger to Incite Others

Iraq's Gays Face Rising Persecution

In Meeting With Mubarak, Obama Says He's Optimistic About Mideast Peace

3,000 Days and Counting... The Lonely Life of Brian Haw

John Yoo Faces Back-To-School Welcome at Berkeley


US to Release Members of Iraqi Group That Kidnapped Five Britons

Iraqi Prime Minister Meets Syria's Assad for Security Talks

Gunmen Kill Christian in Kirkuk

IED Defused in Central Fallujah

Tuesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

Top Iran Opposition Leaders Join Green Movement

Iranian Cleric Predicts Opposition Will Topple Ahmadinejad

Iranian Activist Hospitalized After Hunger Strike

Iran's Mousavi Says Government Agents Raped Detainees

Tehran to Compensate Post-Vote Unrest Victims

'War on Terror'

Last Defendant Sentenced in Calif. Terrorist Plot

Feds Seize Guns, $14K Cash From NC Terror Suspect

FBI Agents' Role Is Transformed by Terror Fight


US Senator's Visit Could Herald New Myanmar Policy

Azerbaijan Security Forces Vow Crackdown Over Song Contest Votes


US Drills Put North Korea on 'Alert'

Obama Talks to Bill Clinton About North Korean Mission


Russia Says It Holds Hijackers of Cargo Ship

Doubts Cast on Russia's 'Rescue' of Arctic Sea

Russia Wins Israeli Backing Over WWII Role

Georgia Officially Withdraws From CIS


Al-Qaeda Branch Claims Mauritania Suicide Bombing

Ethiopia and Eritrea Settle War Reparations Dispute


Afghanistan Presidential Palace in Rocket Attack

Paratroopers Off to New Job Training Afghan Police

Taliban Roam in Afghan South Despite Troops

2 US Troops Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

UN Staffers, NATO Soldier Among 10 Killed in Kabul Blast

Afghan Election

Afghanistan Hit by Attacks Just Days Before Election

Taliban Slay Another Afghan Candidate

Ascetic Afghan Presidential Candidate Wins Support

Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Yearn to Vote

NATO to Halt Military Operations During Afghan Elections

Afghan Long Shots Seek Presidency, or Another Job

South Asia

Pakistan Offers Cooperation if India Shares Evidence on Terrorism

In Pakistan Tribal Belt, Female Reporters Get a Voice

Anger Swells Over Impunity in Post-War Sri Lanka


Settlers Say 'Old Bibi' Is Back

Gaza Radicals Say Will Resist Hamas Crackdown

Mubarak: Israel Blocked Progress in Deal for Shalit

Top Swedish Paper: Israeli Troops Kidnap Palestinians to Harvest Organs

Israel: Sweden Paper 'A Shame to Freedom of Expression'

Peres: Iranian Nuclear Bomb Akin to 'Flying Death Camp'

At White House, Mubarak Urges Speeding Up Mideast Peace Talks

Philippines to Send 336 Troops to Golan Heights


Honduras Orders Expulsion of Argentine Diplomat


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Nebojsa Malic
A Balkans Belgium?

Kelley B. Vlahos
A Primer for the Neo-Patriots

Philip Giraldi
Wag The Dog, Again

Charles V. Peņa
The Ever Present Military Option

Ivan Eland
Treat North Korea As a Child Psychologist Would

Ran HaCohen
Fascism Needs an Enemy

David R. Henderson
NPR: 'Murder' a Controversial Concept

Alan Bock
Independence, Empire Don't Mesh

Edouard Husson
The Virtues of Gorbachevism

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