News and Analysis (11/23/09)

Saudi attempts to spread Wahhabism across Yemen have backfired, marking the first time Saudi forces have engaged in a conflict without allies:

War games are meant to deter an Israeli attack, but France and Russia lose patience over the delayed formal response to negotiations …

… Meanwhile, critics believe the death penalty is being used to intimidate the political opposition and quell pockets of ethnic unrest:

The ineffective rocket strikes can only serve as further excuse for Israeli violence against Gaza:

The deal brokered to bring Bhutto back into Pakistan has allowed about 4,000 politicians to avoid “cases of corruption, money laundering, misuse of authority and criminal charges”:

As the Afghanistan army is expected to increase three fold …

… Pakistanis fear an US troop surge will only send more militants into Pakistan:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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