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International Archives

March 26, 2014 - Doing the Right Thing on Russia by Steve
March 13, 2014 - Thursday Odds and Ends by Steve
March 7, 2014 - Friday Notes by Steve
February 25, 2014 - It's About Time by Steve
August 17, 2013 - Tough Realities Stemming From Avoidance by Steve
March 13, 2011 - Japan's Worsening Nuclear Situation by Mary
November 15, 2010 - Sliding to 2014 by Deacon Blues
August 17, 2010 - Time to help by Mary
August 7, 2010 - Local News from Olympia by Oly Mike
December 22, 2009 - Lump The GOP In With China by Steve
October 4, 2009 - On Afghanistan And Iran by Steve
June 29, 2009 - Honduras: US-Trained Coup Leader? (UPDATED) by Turkana
April 17, 2009 - Change by Turkana
April 12, 2009 - Keep To The Timeline by Deacon Blues
April 12, 2009 - Maritime Captain Freed From Somali Captors by Deacon Blues
April 11, 2009 - Americans Widely Favor Diplomatic Relations With Cuba by Turkana
April 2, 2009 - Something Significant by Turkana
March 3, 2009 - Drug Cartels Holding Mexico Hostage by Mary
December 29, 2008 - The Israelis Read The Calendar by Deacon Blues
December 28, 2008 - The Israel-Palestine Problem: The Quest for a Political Solution by eriposte
December 21, 2008 - CENTCOM Already Undermining Iraq SOFA by Deacon Blues
November 17, 2008 - Major Events Coming? by Deacon Blues
August 12, 2008 - Landslide Morales Win Deepens Democracy in Bolivia by Jeff Dinelli
August 11, 2008 - Georgia On Everyone's Mind by Jeff Dinelli
May 9, 2008 - Monstrous by Turkana
April 21, 2008 - Afraid To Talk About It by Turkana
April 11, 2008 - Starving and Rioting by Turkana
March 18, 2008 - "They're shooting our people like dogs." by Turkana
March 6, 2008 - Tense by Turkana
March 5, 2008 - And speaking of "elections"... by Turkana
February 29, 2008 - Puppetry by Turkana
February 29, 2008 - A Possible Signal by Turkana
February 28, 2008 - Annan succeeds in Kenya! by Turkana
February 1, 2008 - Burmese Blogger Arrested by Turkana
January 29, 2008 - Can Annan Save Kenya? by Turkana
January 20, 2008 - One Looks, But Does One See? by paradox
January 18, 2008 - Kenya: Government violence leads to new opposition tactics by Turkana
January 12, 2008 - Kenya on the brink by Turkana
January 2, 2008 - Mediators Arrive in Nairobi, Amidst Charges of Genocide by Turkana
December 31, 2007 - A sober look at Pakistan by Turkana
December 27, 2007 - More on the reaction to Benazir Bhutto's assassination by Turkana
December 27, 2007 - Horrible News: Benazir Bhutto Assassinated! (UPDATED) by Turkana
December 17, 2007 - Our pals by Turkana
December 11, 2007 - Some international news by Turkana
November 27, 2007 - Cutting Through The Spin by Steve
November 24, 2007 - John Howard Lost To A Familiar Agenda by Steve
November 12, 2007 - Attack Against Iran Unlikely by Steve
July 13, 2007 - Tie Trade Benefits, Safety, And Global Warming Together by Steve
July 2, 2007 - Resolute In His Crusade by Steve
June 26, 2007 - Voinovich Joins Lugar - The Dam Has Broken by Steve
June 26, 2007 - Taking Advantage Of The Schism by Steve
June 19, 2007 - Focus On Al Qaeda, Not A Permanent Occupation by Steve
June 12, 2007 - Fallon: Where's the Oil Law? by Steve
June 10, 2007 - Pentagon's Iraq Plan Offer Way Forward For Democrats by Steve
June 8, 2007 - Bush Is Using Baker-Hamilton As A Fig Leaf by Steve
June 7, 2007 - A Meaningless G-8 Agreement by Steve
June 7, 2007 - Despite Bush's Taunts, Putin Outmaneuvers Him On Star Wars Today by Steve
June 6, 2007 - Desert Storm? by Erin Alecto
June 4, 2007 - Did Bush Sandbag Merkel On Global Warming Announcement? by Steve
May 16, 2007 - Outrage Central by Steve
May 1, 2007 - Morning Grab Bag by Steve
March 11, 2007 - Bill Clinton and TED by Mary
March 1, 2007 - Open Thread - The Cheney Poison Continues by Steve
February 28, 2007 - Bush/Cheney And Big Oil Win The Real War by Steve
February 27, 2007 - Taliban Attack Against Cheney Says It All by Steve
February 9, 2007 - Iraq Will Require A Well-Qualifed Democrat by Steve
February 2, 2007 - Another $245 Billion, To Arm Al-Sadr? by Steve
January 8, 2007 - What Leverage? by Steve
January 6, 2007 - Al-Maliki: Don't Bother Sending More Troops by Steve
January 3, 2007 - The Wise Men Speak by Steve
January 2, 2007 - Bush Ready To Repeat The Mistake by Steve
December 29, 2006 - Lieberman: It's All About Iran by Steve
December 28, 2006 - Meandering To The Inevitable by Steve
December 26, 2006 - Iraq: More Of The Same Failure by Steve
December 21, 2006 - Bush Flip-Flops On Listening To Military Leaders by Steve
December 12, 2006 - Saudi Ambassador Suddenly Resigns by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Al Qaeda's Real Estate Agent by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Talabani Rejects American Training For Iraq's Army by Steve
December 4, 2006 - Buh-Bye Bolton by Steve
October 20, 2006 - The Job Is Too Tough For The Poor Baby by Steve
October 20, 2006 - Democrats Can Restore Bipartisan Foreign Policy With 2006 Victory by Steve
October 19, 2006 - What Is Bush's North Korea Policy? by Steve
October 12, 2006 - Making Friends by Mary
September 25, 2006 - Bush Helps Create "Jihadistan" by Steve
September 24, 2006 - Bush's Own NIE Gives Democrats The Fuel To Beat The GOP This Fall by Steve
September 7, 2006 - Open Thread - Poodle Meltdown Edition by Steve
September 5, 2006 - Putting The Poodle Down? by pessimist
August 26, 2006 - Bush's Iranian Futility by Steve
August 9, 2006 - What If It Isn't About Hezbollah, But Something Bigger? by Steve
July 16, 2006 - If Bush Has The Evidence Of Iranian Complicity, Then Show It by Steve
July 16, 2006 - Retaliation by Duckman GR
July 13, 2006 - Unsettling by eriposte
July 10, 2006 - Russians Support Putin On Energy Nationalization by Steve
July 10, 2006 - "Catapulting the propaganda" (Italian edition) by eriposte
July 10, 2006 - Open Thread - Bush Has Lost Control Edition by Steve
July 9, 2006 - Separated at Birth? by eriposte
July 5, 2006 - Did The Right Wing Try And Scam The Mexican Election? by Steve
July 5, 2006 - Shooter's Having A Good Day Today by Steve
June 21, 2006 - Mid-Morning Update: NSA Is Spying On Domestic Internet Traffic Without Warrants by Steve
June 15, 2006 - Why Would GOP Allow Amnesty For Iraqi Killers, But Not Immigrants? by Steve
June 14, 2006 - Keeping The Crowd Amused by pessimist
June 9, 2006 - Bush: We're Not Leaving Anytime Soon by Steve
June 8, 2006 - Iran Ready To Resume Talks by Steve
June 7, 2006 - Opposition To Iranian Nuke Program Is Crumbling by Steve
June 6, 2006 - Is A Deal Possible? by Steve
May 18, 2006 - Mid-Day Update: Judy Miller Seeks Redemption by Steve
May 8, 2006 - Iran Wants To Talk by Steve
May 7, 2006 - Roundin' Up Them Varmints by pessimist
April 8, 2006 - Hersh: Bush Ready To Bomb Iran So That He Can "Save" It by Steve
March 16, 2006 - Despite Rice and Bolton's Stupidity, Administration Ready To Talk To Iran by Steve
March 16, 2006 - Bolton Diplomacy On Display by Steve
March 1, 2006 - Ramdom Thoughts And Updates by Steve
March 1, 2006 - Mr. Popular by Steve
January 11, 2006 - Too Bad We Don't Support Afghanistan More Than We Do by Steve
January 10, 2006 - Tuesday Morning Quick Hits by Steve
December 23, 2005 - Uncle O Ain't Gonna Like This! by pessimist
December 18, 2005 - Can The Third World Be More Adult Than The First? by pessimist
December 11, 2005 - Taking The Middle Way by pessimist
November 30, 2005 - Pentagon Buying Good News Coverage From Iraqi Media by Steve
November 25, 2005 - The Sands Of Oil You Gimme by pessimist
November 9, 2005 - Wednesday Afternoon Quick Hits - Say Goodbye To Judy Kneepads by Steve
October 22, 2005 - The Dogs Of War Slip Up by pessimist
October 7, 2005 - Just Who Are Our Friends? by pessimist
September 26, 2005 - Blair's Disapproval Numbers Mirror Bush's by Steve
September 22, 2005 - Now Even The Saudis Say Iraq Is Heading Towards "Disintegration" by Steve
September 20, 2005 - As Pyongyang Continues To Waffle, Bush Pays A Price For His Failed Policies by Steve
September 18, 2005 - Agreement Reached With North Korea On Ramping Down Their Nuclear Program by Steve
August 1, 2005 - The King - An Eye by pessimist
July 23, 2005 - Low Yuan, So Long by Marie
June 30, 2005 - Live 8 by eriposte
June 29, 2005 - Blair Contradicts His Own Cabinet - Walks Away From Downing Street Memos by Steve
June 14, 2005 - All The News That's Fit for Pricks by larre
June 9, 2005 - We're From France,... by pessimist
May 31, 2005 - The French Rejection by pessimist
May 23, 2005 - Karzai Now Says Newsweek Wasn't The Cause Of The Riots - And Neal Figures Out The Rove Media Playbook by Steve
May 22, 2005 - Laura Bush Gets A Rough Reception In The Middle East by Steve
May 22, 2005 - Washington Post Uses Downing Street Memo To Undercut Bush Claims That He Was Victim Of Bad WMD Intelligence by Steve
May 12, 2005 - The Chinese Blame Bush And Condi For Derailing Talks With North Korea by Steve
May 12, 2005 - Days After Bush Leaves Town All Smiles, Putin Fingers GOP Front Group For Spying by Steve
May 10, 2005 - Thanks, Tony! We'll Call You by pessimist
May 8, 2005 - You Cap It - George And Pooty-Poot Male Bonding Edition by Steve
May 5, 2005 - Blair Gets The "Bloody Nose", Hangs On To Parliament, But With A Sharply Reduced Majority by Steve
May 2, 2005 - Is The Bush Administration Giving Lip Service To Nuclear Nonproliferation? by Steve
April 28, 2005 - Tony's Lively 'Limp Squid' by larre
April 16, 2005 - It Won't Happen Here by pessimist
April 13, 2005 - The 'Gud Naybore' Policy by pessimist
April 11, 2005 - Monday Morning Quick Hits by Steve
April 7, 2005 - Playing With The Big Boys by pessimist
April 5, 2005 - Blair Calls For Elections - He May Wish He Hadn't by Steve
April 5, 2005 - Death Takes a Holiday by larre
April 3, 2005 - Should we be paying more attention to Pakistan? by soccerdad
March 24, 2005 - Kyrgyzstan's Claim To Fame by larre
March 23, 2005 - Deadbeats On Pennsylvania Avenue by pessimist
March 7, 2005 - New Poll: Public Rejects Bush's Budget, Fiscal, And Foreign Policy Priorities by Steve
February 24, 2005 - What A Difference 'Ah Say!' Makes by pessimist
February 22, 2005 - Oil's Sell That Spends Well by pessimist
January 21, 2005 - Wedge World China by pessimist
January 4, 2005 - Allawi 'Headed For Defeat'? by larre
December 30, 2004 - Comparative Relief by larre
December 10, 2004 - Chalabi Interview In The Kurdish Media by Mary
December 10, 2004 - The Dragon Stirring by pessimist
December 4, 2004 - Yes Men, We Have No Bhopals by larre
November 27, 2004 - Rush-in Roulette? by pessimist
November 26, 2004 - The Revenge of the Economic Frankenstein's Monster Rides Again! by pessimist
November 26, 2004 - Offshoring The Outrage by pessimist
November 22, 2004 - Voting With My Eyeballs by larre
November 20, 2004 - Purgin' Binging by pessimist
November 19, 2004 - The Poodle Headed To The Pound? by pessimist
November 18, 2004 - Making Then An Offer They Don't Dare Refuse by pessimist
November 17, 2004 - Don't Give Bu$hCo Any Ideas! by pessimist
November 15, 2004 - Enter The Dragon by pessimist
November 12, 2004 - Cold Nose, Warm Heart by pessimist
November 6, 2004 - When Old Friends Choose Different Sides by pessimist
October 1, 2004 - This Ought To Make Ripley's Believe It Or Not! by pessimist
September 27, 2004 - Another Nightmare Reborn by pessimist
September 24, 2004 - Oil's Shell That Friend's Hell by pessimist
September 16, 2004 - Kold Kofi by pessimist
September 11, 2004 - Commemorating 9-11 by larre
September 4, 2004 - Choosing Between The Liberty Lady And The Atomic Tiger by pessimist
September 2, 2004 - Another Bu$h Lap Dog To The Pound Down Under? by pessimist
August 29, 2004 - Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda by pessimist
August 28, 2004 - A Quorum Of Mugwumps by pessimist
August 26, 2004 - The Wonga List by larre
August 8, 2004 - More Trouble for the Chalabis by Mary
August 6, 2004 - Wanted: Home On The Range by pessimist
August 5, 2004 - The Honest Broker by dj moonbat
July 23, 2004 - Son of Poppy's International Law Enforcement Rides Again by pessimist
July 12, 2004 - Can't Grease A Ghost by pessimist
June 27, 2004 - George's Irish Wake by pessimist
June 19, 2004 - WTO Rules Against US in Cotton Subsidies by Mary
June 4, 2004 - The End Of The American Era by pessimist
May 25, 2004 - Reactions To George's Latest Recitation by pessimist
May 9, 2004 - Eschewing The Pooch by pessimist
May 8, 2004 - With Friends Like These, ... by pessimist
April 26, 2004 - Israelis Drag Out "Saddam Had WMD Drones" Story Once Again by Steve
April 22, 2004 - Diplomacy From Groundhog's Day by pessimist
April 22, 2004 - Like Money In The Bank by pessimist
April 21, 2004 - And Now For Something Completely Different by pessimist
April 20, 2004 - The Poodle Bites by pessimist
April 19, 2004 - After A Warning From Bush, Spain Accelerates Withdrawal Of Its Troops by Steve
April 6, 2004 - The Miserable Failure That Is Colin Powell by Steve
April 4, 2004 - Death Count Of US Troops Now Up To As Many As Ten by Steve
March 28, 2004 - The Changing Face Of Old Europe by pessimist
March 27, 2004 - You Are Only As Free As We Let You Be by pessimist