News and Analysis (2/27/07)

One member of the ‘Mideast Quartet’ Russia has reversed its policy toward the Palestinian government:

Shi’as, Sunnis and Kurds all reach initial agreement that could affect the economic future of Iraq:

Sectarian execution-style killings are down, but bomb and mortar attacks increase:

Former Sudanese minister and militia leader are accused of a “conspiracy to ‘persecute civilians they associated with rebels’”

“[H]e was beaten, burned with an iron, held naked for a month and chained to the wall of his cell so tightly that he could not stand up.”

Alejandro

Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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