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In those classic Crazy Eddie commercials, the pitchman promised prices so low “we’re practically giving it away.” For the last decade, Foreign Policy In Focus has done Crazy Eddie one better. We haven’t charged a thing for our priceless foreign policy analysis.

Week in, week out, we’ve provided original and award-winning articles on everything from U.S. military policy to the globalization of beer. We’ve produced the annual Unified Security Budget and this year launched the Just Security initiative for a U.S. new foreign policy. We’ve done in-depth strategic focuses on China, the Iraq War, and religion and foreign policy. We’ve introduced new features like the foreign policy wiki and the Fiesta! feature on culture and foreign policy. We’ve appeared on top news programs and were instrumental in shaping campaigns at the grassroots and inside the Beltway.

But now we need to raise money to complete our new website redesign. So, we’re appealing to you, our loyal readers, to pitch in. We’ve received a matching grant from an anonymous donor: if we can raise $5,000 by December 19, we’ll get another $2,500. That should be enough to update our vintage 1993 website and reach many more people with our progressive foreign policy analysis.

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Without getting all infomercial on you, let me just ask: where else can you read an assessment of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran by FPIF contributor Carah Ong just hours after the NIE’s release? Not only that, but this week too we threw in Tim Shorrock’s analysis of intelligence reform that puts this new NIE into the larger context of power struggles within the Bush administration.

Where else can you get superb columnists like Michael Klare, Conn Hallinan, Frida Berrigan, Laura Carlsen, Zia Mian, and Walden Bello? This week, Michael Klare examines the relationship between the Iraq War and the U.S. failure to address global warming.

But wait, there’s more. Also this last week, we gave you a post-Annapolis round-up by our Middle East editor Stephen Zunes, an excerpt from a new book by Joseph Gerson on how the United States has used nuclear weapons over the last 60-plus years, and the final salvos in the Darfur debate by Daniel Millenson on one side and Kevin Funk and Steve Fake on the other.

And that was just last week. Over the last year, we published over 450 commentaries, policy reports, columns, op-eds, strategic dialogues, and weekly World Beats. All of it original, all of it fresh, all of it free. To keep our operation going, we’ve relied on some key foundation grants. But we’ve also depended on individual donations.

So, here’s your chance to help us out. By giving a tax-deductible donation, you can help us continue providing top-notch analysis and commentary. And bring our website into the 21st century.