News and Analysis (10/22/09)

ElBaradei says “the big picture [is] that this agreement could pave the way for a complete normalization of relations between Iran and the international community”:

As Goldstone challenges the US to investigate the “flaws” in his investigation, believing most critics of the report have not even read it…

… Rice challenges all parties to focus on the objective at hand, “ a comprehensive peace, including two states living side by side in peace and security”:

Interior minister says it may take ten years to “cleanse the security forces and armed forces from extremists and criminals” to the desired level of professionalism:

The biggest challenge to Afghanistan is preventing a repeat of the enormous levels of fraud in the run-off elections:

Testimony completed, Ziaulhaq still may not return home to his sick wife  and six children until mid-November:

Syria is gaining allies rapidly and wants America to be among them:

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