Today's Highlights

Cheney vs. Putin: Justin Raimondo
Grand Coalition: Neil Clark
Fantasies of US Preponderance: Tom Engelhardt
Moussaoui Questions Unanswered: Nick Fielding
Iran Won't Be Bullied: Praful Bidwai

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Updated May 5, 2006 - 11:22 PM EDT
Porter Goss Resigns as CIA Chief

US Wars at $439 Billion and Counting

Former CIA Analyst Challenges Rumsfeld on Iraq

Cheney: No Regrets Over Iraq Invasion

Roadside Bomb Kills 3 US Soldiers in Iraq
Sudan, Rebel Group to Sign Peace Plan

Ex-US Marine Helped Plot to Overthrow Philippine Govt

US Panel Urges 'Aggressive Action' Against Saudis
Bush: US Will Not Deal With Hamas
Israeli Airstike in Gaza Kills Five Palestinians
Fantasies of American
 by Tom Engelhardt
Moussaoui Trial Leaves Questions Unanswered  by Nick Fielding
Risk-Averse Iran
by Steven Simon and Ray Takeyh
Slouching Towards Tehran
by Elizabeth Spiro Clark
The Return of the Death Squads
by John Pilger
Why Kent State Is Important Today
by Michael Corcoran

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Terror War Begets Devil's Bargains

House Passes $7.4 Billion Port Security Bill

General: Zarqawi 'Bloopers' Tape Found

Zarqawi Demise Only a Matter of Time: US General

Olmert Sworn in as Israeli Prime Minister

White House Rejects Direct Talks With Iran

US Seeks Options for Iraq, Finds Few Answers

Poll: 77% Oppose Changing Antiwar Article of Japan Constitution

Cheney's Sharp Criticism Miffs Russia
Iraq Today

Baghdad Morgue Struggles to Cope With Flow of Bodies

Turkey Massing Troops Along Iraqi Border

Turkey Praises Iran's Efforts Against PKK, Warns Iraqi Kurds

Germany Denies Paying Ransom for Hostages

Attacks Continue

13 Killed in US Airstrike on Ramadi

US, Iraqis Differ on Civilian Casualties in Ramadi

Bomb Kills Nine Near Baghdad Courthouse

Developments in Iraq on May 5

Developments in Iraq on May 4


Former Afghan PM's Pledge to al-Qaeda

Four Security Guards Killed in Taliban Ambush in Afghanistan

Taliban Tell British to Expect a River of Blood

UK Takes Helm of NATO-Led Forces in Afghanistan

NATO Official: Ground Mission in Afghanistan 'Most Challenging' Ever

American Sues US Over Afghanistan Arrest

South Asia

Pakistan, US to Enhance Intelligence-Sharing

India, Kashmiri Separatists Agree to Regular Talks

Eight Killed in Sri Lanka Violence

Middle East

US Weighs New Anti-Syria Resolution at UN

Where Gunmen Once Roamed, Lebanese Now Make Wine

Egypt Detains Muslim Brotherhood Members

Saudi Arabia
Iraq Conflict Leaves Saudi Shi'ites Anxious of Backlash

Saudi Prince: Arabs Have to Put Democracy Into Practice


US Base Realignment in Korea Spurs Protest

North Korea Could Face Food Crisis

South Korea Plan for Disputed Islands

East Asia

Cambodia Appoints 'Killing Fields' Trial Judges

New PM Elected in Solomons

Taiwan's Chen Drops US Stopover

China Left Out of US-Hosted Anti-Terror Meet


Myanmar's Junta Goes for the Kill

Myanmar Warned Not to Ban Opposition

Suddenly, Burmese Refugees Aren't 'Terrorists' Anymore


Malawi Defends Naming Road After Mugabe

Negotiators Meet as Midnight Deadline Approaches in Darfur Talks


Chávez Plays Oil Card in Nicaragua

Venezuela Recalls Envoy to Peru


Latin Leaders Respect Bolivia Move

Crisis Feared Over Bolivia Gas Takeover

Petrobras Scraps Bolivia Project

Russia and Her Neighbors

US-Russia Chill Revives Cold War Memories

Uzbek Government Closes Office of US-Based Humanitarian Group

Signs of Renewal Emerge From Chechnya's Ruins

Cheney Denounces Belarus President


Annan Calls for Direct US-Iran Talks

Iran Envoy Slams 'Artificial Crisis' Created by Draft UN Resolution

West's Resolution on Iran Paves Way for Security Council Sanctions

US Threats Make Their Mark on Iranians

Ahmadinejad Seeks Regional Support as Pressure Mounts on Iran

Report: Iran Makes Fuel Rods for Reactors

Israel Has Power to Defend Itself From Nuclear Iran

Activists to Wage 'War for Peace' if US Attacks Iran

French PM: Force Not Solution for Iran

Russia, Pakistan Against Attacking Iran Over Nuclear Issue

Russian Bridge to Iran Has Twists


Judge Silences Moussaoui Outburst

Moussaoui Left to Rot in a 'Supermax' Jail

Moussaoui Trial: More Heat Than Light in the End

Some Saw Moussaoui as Bit Player, Juror Says

War at Home

Report Criticizes Pentagon Budget Priorities

War Spending Bill Nears Senate Vote

White House Repeats Veto Threat on Iraq Funding Bill

Senate War Funding Bill Includes Money for Fish Border Security

FBI Spies on Faith-Based, Protest Organization

Stephen Colbert's Blistering Performance Mocking Bush and the Press Goes Ignored by the Media

Hot Debate Over Taliban Student at Yale

World War I Critics Get Pardons, Including Man Who Refused to Buy War Bonds

War on Terror
Wiretapping Warrants Doubled Since 9/11

US to Brief EU on CIA Flights

US Anti-Terror Laws Making Many Ineligible for Asylum

Top-Ranking US Officials Wind Up on Terror Watchlist

Gonzales Defends US Policies as Rights Groups Meet to Hear Torture Charges

Islamists Using US Video Games in Youth Appeal

UK Court: No Obligation to Help Non-Citizen Residents Who Are in Gitmo


Abbas Urges Talks With Israel

Palestinians Recall Day of Catastrophe

Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Taxi Driver Near Nablus Checkpoint


Abbas Seeks to Sideline Hamas With Referendum

British Proposal May Open Rift With US on Hamas

Palestinians Say Sweden Has Granted Visa to Hamas Minister

Egypt, Jordan Give Hamas Cold Shoulder

Gaza Shortages Imperil Hospital Patients

Israeli Politics

Far-Right Israeli Politician Calls for Execution of Some Arab MPs

Israel MPs Approve Olmert Cabinet

New Israeli Govt Officials Have Limited Military Experience

New Israeli Govt Determined to Set Borders

Israel Offers Outline to Divide Jerusalem

Israeli Court Issues Ruling to Evict Some Settlers


Justin Raimondo
Comrade Cheney
vs. President Putin

Praful Bidwai
Iran Won't Be Bullied

Alan Bock
Cold Assumptions

Ivan Eland
The United States May Have to Live With a Nuclear Iran

David R. Henderson
Gasoline Prices and Energy Policy, True and False

Charles Peńa
It's Not About Democracy

Nebojsa Malic
Interesting Times

Ran HaCohen
Why We Cannot Talk With Hamas

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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