Report about Osama's Son Viewed as Not Credible by Analysts

Ta Mok, the former military commander nicknamed "The Butcher," died two weeks ago today. In doing so he joined Pol Pot in passing through life without serving trial for the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. (Washington Post)

Arab Despots, Not Israel, are Now Under a Greater Threat

By Jonathan Steele

Hizbullah's resistance will affect Egypt, Jordan and even Syria. (The Guardian)

South Korea's Growing Isolation

By Bruce Klingner

South Korea is becoming increasingly marginalized in Northeast Asian policymaking because of the collapse of inter-Korean talks and its growing estrangement from the United States, Japan and China. (Asia Times)

Rallying Behind Hizbullah

By Lucy Fielder

Support for Hizbullah among the Lebanese is at an all time high. (Al Ahram Weekly)

From the Saddam Trial, Vital Lessons

By Mark S. Ellis

As the world awaits a verdict in the Saddam Hussein trial, the Iraqi High Court is itself under scrutiny for lessons learned in the conduct of a high-profile war-crimes trial. (Internation Herald Tribune)

Interview: Nasr: Iran Sees Lebanon Strife as Way to Pressure Washington

Vali R. Nasr, a leading CFR expert on Iran and Shiites, sees the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah as a way for Iran to demonstrate its ability to hold off any Israeli or U.S. military moves and pressure Washington to open wide-ranging normalization talks. (Council on Foreign Relations)

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