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No Peace Without Hamas: Mahmoud al-Zahar
Prosecuting No-Threat Stumblebums: Alan Bock
More on That Nuclear Umbrella: Leon Hadar
Heroes or Dupes?: Laurence M. Vance
Obama Channeling Cheney: Gordon Prather

 Michael Scheuer

Bad Tidings in the Terror Wars

 Patrick Cockburn

Muqtada al-Sadr and the Struggle for Iraq

 Ray McGovern

It's Against the Law to Torture People

 Diane Benson

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Updated April 20, 2008 - 10:57 PM EDT
Iraq's Sadr Warns Govt of 'Open War'
  New al-Qaeda in Iraq Tape Calls for Monthlong Offensive
  Iraqi Forces Take Last Basra Areas From Sadr Force
  British Battle to Retake Basra Was 'Complete Disaster'

US Says 20 Fighters Killed in Baghdad Clashes


Sunday: 75 Iraqis Killed, 58 Wounded

Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand
  Democrats Are Changing US Policy in Latin America
US Commanders Seek Widen Pakistan Attacks
  Pro-Musharraf Party Begins to Crumble in Pakistan
  Bhutto Widower: Pakistan Coalition Can't Yet Oust Musharraf
  Pakistan Militants Offer Sanctuary to Osama, Omar
British Dealers Supply Arms to Iran
  Top Iran Clerics Criticize Ahmadinejad Over Economy
Heroes or Dupes?
by Laurence M. Vance
More on That Nuclear Umbrella
by Leon Hadar
The Incredible Shrinking
Terror Case
 by Thomas Walkom
Who Owns Passover?  by Tony Karon
Obama Channeling Cheney
by Gordon Prather
How to Leave Iraq: Just Go  by Saul Landau

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Russians to Shut Reactor That Produces Bomb Fuel
Bush, South Korean President Suggest More Patience With Kim Jong Il
US Not Scaling Back Demands on North Korea: Bush
Iraq Violence, in Figures
Pakistan Tests Long-Range Ballistic Missile
A Diplomat's View on Engaging Iran
US May Post Marines in Taiwan
New Deadline to Banish Chemical Weapons
US to Release 12,000 Prisoners in Iraq
Iraq Occupation
US and UK Unleash 'Firepower Demonstration' in Basra
12 Killed in Baghdad Clashes, Iraqi Officials Say
US Building 'Security Wall' in Baghdad's Sadr City
Aussies Pullout From Muthanna Delayed
Today in Iraq
Al-Qaeda Urges Attacks on US Troops in Iraq
Who Is Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr?
44 Gunmen Arrested in Ninewa
Iraq Wants Debts Cancelled
In Iraq, Efforts to Revive Women's Basketball
Attacks Continue
Nassariya City's Clashes Results in 25 Deaths in Iraq
Four Civilians Wounded in Car Bomb Attack in Kirkuk
Female Journalist Killed Over Family Dispute in Arbil
Saturday: 2 US Soldiers, 95 Iraqis Killed; 185 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
Rice Asks Neighbors to Offer Iraq Debt Relief, Ties
Brussels: Thousands March in Protest of Attacks on Christians in Iraq
The War at Home
War Funding Bill Will Put Pelosi's Strength to the Test
Iraq Must Pay More for Own Security, Rebuilding: US Senators
Rice Urges More Ambassador Powers
Khalilzad Changes Approach From Hawk to Bridge-Builder
Freedom Tower Blueprints Found in Trash
US Military
Naval Officer Chooses Discharge Rather Than Go to Iraq
Attorneys: Ex-Soldier Can Still Challenge Death Penalty
Unleashing the Bugs of War
Unexploded Munitions Cleared at Vieques
'War on Terror'
Airport Screeners to Get More Security Training
UK: More Blasts at Terrorism Suspect's Home
Guantánamo 8 Target British Intelligence
Canada Asked US Not to Send Khadr to Guantánamo Because of Age
Zimbabwe Holds Partial Recount of March 29 Vote
Zimbabwe Recount Is Fixed, Says Opposition
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe 'Plans to Step Down Within 18 Months'
Zimbabwe Torture Camps Set Up, Says Rights Group
Zimbabwe Arms Ship Turned Away From South Africa Heads for Angola Instead, Mozambique Says
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader to Stay Abroad for Now
Released Telegraph Journalist Tells of His Nights of Terror in a Zimbabwean Police Cell
Kenya: Rivals' Power Deal Fragile
Annan Says Kenyan Militias Should Be Prosecuted
Deadly Clashes Erupt in Mogadishu, at Least 20 Dead
Burundi Death Toll Rises to 26 in Three-Day Battle
Darfur Groups to Discuss Security Not Peace
Eritrea Says UN Peacekeepers at Ethiopian Border Not Legal
Americans Keep Dying
Virginia Soldier Slain While Taking Wife's Place in Iraq
Wisconsin Marine Dies Week Before First Wedding Anniversary
100th Houston Area Soldier to Die in Iraq Laid to Rest (TX)
Mother of Civilian Contractor Killed in Iraq Speaks Out (TX)
Army Captain (PR) Killed in Iraq Was Expecting First Child
St. Paul (MN) Soldier Dies in Baghdad
Clearwater (FL) Soldier Planned an Architecture Career
Soldier (OK) With Ties to Georgia Remembered
Fallen Cedar Park (TX) Soldier Returns Home
Funeral Set for Security Contractor (CA) Killed by Kidnappers in Iraq
Marine (WI) Is Third From His High School to Die in Iraq
St Landry Parrish (LA) Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq
Australia's 'Big Ideas' Summit Calls for End to British Monarchy
Iranian Ambassador Denounces US Operation in Baghdad
Iran Has the Right to Use Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes, Says India
Iran to Disclose Nuclear Package Soon
Iran's President Says Oil Prices Too Low
Iranian President Says Oil Should Not Be Used as Political Tool
Iran to Confront 'Bad Veiling' in Offices, Cafes
Iranian Official: Asian Traders Make Up for Losses Due to German Sanctions
Hamas Suicide Bombers Attack Israel-Gaza Crossing; 13 Hurt
IDF: Hamas Attack at Gaza Crossing Most Ambitious Since Pullout
Israeli Air Strikes Kill Five Gaza Militants
Probe Sought of Whether Israel Targeted Media Crew
Israel at 60: A Vibrant Nation Still in Search of Itself
Hamas Compares Gaza to Warsaw Ghetto
Israel: PA Can Reopen 20 Police Stations in West Bank
Abbas, Putin Meet to Discuss Middle East Conference
Palestinians: Hamas Debating Carter Truce Proposals After Syria Talks
Hamas: Carter Holds 2nd Meeting With Chief in Syria
Carter Meets Hamas, an Increasingly Formidable Challenge for Israel
Revisiting Israel's Second Lebanon War
Egypt: 'Good Progress' Made in Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Talks
Turkey Slams Shooting of Fisherman by Bulgarian Security Forces
Afghans to Probe Whether US Used Depleted Uranium
US Holding a German in Afghanistan, Berlin Says
Two NATO Troops Among Five Killed in Afghan Blasts
Pakistan's Kidnapped Ambassador to Afghanistan
Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan: 'I Was Kidnapped'
Afghanistan Detains 68 Pakistani Nationals
Multi-Pronged Strategy to Tackle Terror, Pakistan PM Tells US Envoy
Pakistan Removes Musharraf's Amendments
Zardari Hints at Becoming Pakistan's Prime Minister
Militants Kill Female Health Worker in Pakistan
India Downplays Missile Testing by Pakistan, Says Technology Imported

India: Shoot-on-Sight Order in North Kerala

Three Dead in Indian 'Tibet' Bomb
Former Maoist Chief to Lead Nepal's Next Govt
Nepal's Maoists Say King Should Not Be Humiliated
Bush, South Korea Meeting Turns to Nuclear Issues
North Korean Defectors Send Leaflets Home
Beijing Gags Anti-Western Online Anger
Chinese Urge Anti-West Boycott Over Tibet Stance
Chinese Protest Tibet Independence, Slam France
Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet to Resume Services
Sri Lanka Clashes Kill 28 Combatants
East Timor Thanks Indonesia for Arresting Attack Suspects
Russia: Talks With Georgia to Normalize
Russia to Help Kosovo Serbs
Czechs Rally Against Anti-Missile Radar Site
After Munitions Explosion, Albanians Ask Why Danger Was Placed So Near
Last Commander Marks Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Anniversary
Weekend Reviews
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The Martyr's Son Behind Iraq's Militiamen

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What We're About

Alan Bock
Prosecuting No-Threat Stumblebums

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Ivan Eland
Things Unsaid at the Petraeus Hearings

Doug Bandow
Iraq: Tell Us How This Ends

Nebojsa Malic
Glitz and Loathing in Sarajevo

Philip Giraldi
Obama Meets The Lobby

Charles Peña
McCain's Foreign Policy Vision: Style Over Substance

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

Praful Bidwai
India to Pay a Price For Launching Israeli Spy Satellite

Sascha Matuszak
The Dragon or the Snake?

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