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The Stability Problem, Solved: Patrick Buchanan
Riding to the Rescue – of the Empire: Engelhardt
The Coming Clash Over Iraq Policy: Ivan Eland
Bush Is No Conservative: Paul Craig Roberts
Confirming Gates: Why the Rush?: Ray McGovern

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Updated December 5, 2006 - 8:34 PM EST
Shi'ite Leader: US Must Crack Down on Sunnis
  Beyond GIs: 100,000 Govt Contractors in Iraq
  US Military Shifts Troops Into Advisory Roles in Iraq
  US Forces, Iraqi Residents Disagree on Deaths in Raid
  Tuesday: 127 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed
Gates: US Not Winning in Iraq
  Bush Digs in at Pivotal Point in Iraq War
  Bolton Resigns in New Defeat for Hawks
  Only 9% of Americans Say Iraq Situation Is Getting Better
Exiles: Ease US Embargo on Cuba
  US Rejects Talks With Cuba's Raul Castro

World Powers Again Fail to Reach Iran Accord

Fiji Military Commander Takes Over Government
The Iraq Study Group Rides to the Rescue – of the Empire  by Tom Engelhardt
Confirming Gates: Why the Rush?
by Ray McGovern
Never Say Never, but Putin Is No Ernst Blofeld  by Tim Hames
The Stability Problem, Solved
by Patrick Buchanan
Bush Is No Conservative
by Paul Craig Roberts
A Vote for More Cooked Intel?
by Mark Benjamin

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Rice's Iran Strategy Fizzles, Cheney Waits in Wings
Bush Says Rarely Talks Policy With Dad
US Seeks Near-Total Isolation for Gitmo
Libby Defense: Too Preoccupied With Iraq
Danish Journalists Acquitted Over Iraq WMD Leak
Sailor Pleads Guilty to Espionage
Another 'Pat Tillman' Case Emerges
His Confirmation in Doubt,
John Bolton Exits the UN
A New Iraq Strategy?
Leaked Rumsfeld Memo Highlights President’s Isolation
Rumsfeld Memo Developed Over Weeks
Bush Says Iraq Progress Too Slow
Sen. Warner Wants Democrats in War Debate
Will Bush Change on Iraq?
Iraq Report Confronts Bush Resolve
Rumsfeld Memo on Iraq Piles the Pressure on Bush
Rumsfeld Memo Was Part of Bush Plan, Officials Say
Iraq Too Complex to Lend Itself to Easy Solutions, Experts Say
Shaping Iraq Policy Perilous for Democrats
Hints of a Rumsfeldian Style
Bye-Bye, Bolton
Bush: 'I'm Not Happy' About Bolton's Resignation
Bolton Leaves Another Vacancy on Bush Foreign Policy Team
Bolton: Hawkish US Ambassador Whose Combative Style Alienated Many
Bolton Resignation Letter (.pdf)
At UN, Mixed Views of Bolton's Tenure
Today in Iraq
US Forces Seal Off Iraqi Town, Draw Criticism
Shi'ite Leaders Urge Against Revenge
Iraqi Refugee Crisis Rivals Palestinians
Saddam Trial Witness Recalls 40 Deaths
Saddam Genocide Trial Wraps Up Witness Phase
Attacks Continue
Monday: 89 Iraqis Killed, 10 Wounded
Iraq Radio Editor Killed, US Media Group Says
Turkish Diplomat Shot in Baghdad

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 5

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 4
Iraq Occupation
Deadly Weekend for US Troops in Iraq
4 US Marines Killed in Copter Crash in Anbar
Chronology: US Helicopter Crashes in Iraq
Scorpion Bites Nearly Kill Airman in Iraq
Bulgarian Mission to Iraq Likely to Be Terminated
Global Iraq Fallout
Turkish Prime Minister Objects to US Military Presence in Northern Iraq
Relatives of UK Iraq Dead Charged for Inquest Documents
Anger at UN Chief's Iraq Comments
Refugees Protest Restrictions in Mideast
The War at Home
US Ambassador to Iraq Khalilzad Plans to Leave, Officials Say
Gates Confirmation Hearing Expected to Focus on Iraq
Rep. Dennis Kucinich: No More Money for War on Iraq
Head of American Legion Lies About Being Vietnam Veteran
Ex-KBR Employee Sentenced for Iraq Kickbacks
US Military
US Sailor Uses Web to Channel Opposition to War
US Army Battling to Save Equipment
Pentagon Now Carrying al-Jazeera English
Missiles, Missiles Everywhere
Space Cost Controls Urged
'War on Terror'
The War on Terror, Under New Scrutiny
Images Show Padilla in Chains, Goggles
Lawyers Demand Release of Chinese Muslims in Gitmo
Is the FBI Doing Its Best to Combat Terrorism?
British Nukes
Blair Unveils Nuclear Arsenal Plans
Blair: UK Needs Nukes, Can't Depend on US for Protection
Blair Seeks Nuclear Subs to Counter Global Terror
Efforts to Aid Darfur Reach Dead End
Baidoa Bans Mogadishu Cars to Stop Bombers
Libya: Security Agency Detains Critic
Colombia to Expose Militia's Reach
Bolivia Nationalizes Natural Gas Industry
Russian Spy Intrigue
Kremlin Intrigue Feeds Theories on Poisoned-Spy Case
Scaramella Alters Stance on Radiation Poisoning
Scaramella Main Man of Mystery in Russian Spy Saga
Russia: Poison Probe Has Hurt UK Ties
Ex-Russian PM Leaves Hospital
French: Six Powers Near Iran Nuke Accord
Iran Warns 10 Papers Could Be Shut for Election
More Lebanese Troops Deployed in Beirut After Killing of Protester
Shi'ite-Sunni Battle Worsens Divide
Beirut Sunnis, Shi'ites See Plots to Spark Strife
Hezbollah Tent City Rises in Beirut in Mass Siniora Protest
Shi'ites, Allies Demand Place in Lebanese Sun
Germany Urges Syria's Help With Lebanon
Beirut Marathon Goes Ahead Amid Sharp Political Crisis
Israel Ready to Free 1,000 Prisoners in Shalit Deal
Israel Moves to Bolster Truce With Palestinians
Offering Video, Israel Answers Critics on War
Israel Ups Training for Unready Reserves
Palestinian PM Meets Syria's Assad
Israelis Kill Palestinian in West Bank
Egypt Holds 'Foreign Terror Cell'
US, European Citizens in Egypt Terror Arrests
Japanese Worry That Pachinko Gambling is Funding North Korean Nukes
CIA Web Site Contains Wrong Info on Korea
North Korean Nukes Boost US Air Power Role
Official: Up to 80 Taliban Militants Killed
Afghan Police Paid Less Than Taliban Fighters, Take Bribes From Suspects, US Report Finds
Unknown Militants Attack Chinese Construction Camp in Afghanistan
Peace Talks Bid to Undercut Taliban
New Refuges for Afghan Women Face Permanent Danger of Attack
'I Knew Afghanistan Would Be Tough, but I Didn't Think It Would Be This Tough'
NTSB Blames Pilot Error for 2004 Afghan Crash
Indian Court Finds 100 Guilty in 1993 Mumbai Bombings Case
Five Killed in Fresh Indian Kashmir Fighting
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Accused of Scuttling Peace Bid as Fighting Leaves Seven Dead
Norway Puts Off Tamil Tiger Talks
Nepal Asks Maoist Splinter Group to Join Peace Process
Joy and Caution in Nepal's Peace Deal
Nepal Army, Maoists Now Must Defuse 12,000 Landmines
Philippines: US Marine Given 40 Years for Rape
Thai King Backs Post-Coup Government
China Seeks Direct Talks With OPEC
Anger Over Dutch Srebrenica Medal
Belarus Police Detain Opposition Leader
US Scolds Russia Over Georgia
Serbia Prosecutor Probes Mass Grave
Chávez Takes Victory Swipe at Bush
Re-Elected Chávez Promises More Radical Turn for Venezuela
US: We Can Work With Venezuela
Plan for South American Pipeline Has Ambitions Beyond Gas
Latin America Takes Leftward Swing, but Nowhere Near Communist

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Alexander Litvinenko: Blackmailer, Smuggler, Gangster Extraordinaire

Ivan Eland
The Coming Clash
Over Iraq Policy

Alan Bock
Sense and Stubbornness

Doug Bandow
Uncle Sam and His Hostile Latin Relations

Praful Bidwai
China, India Make Progress – at No Cost to Pakistan

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

Nebojsa Malic
Bitterness, Irony, and Hope

Charles Peńa
Worse Than Staying the Course

David R. Henderson
Milton Friedman: A Tribute

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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