News and Analysis (2/2/10)

A grave injustice for Tristan Anderson, who suffered brain damage when he was struck in the head with a tear gas canister while protesting against Israel:

As Israel mulls the idea of expanding the investigation into their conduct in Gaza last winter…

… Controversy erupts as evidence merges Israel attempted to cover up its attack on the only flour mill in Gaza, a move that may constituent a war crime:

Gen. Ashfaq Kiyani says strategic depth doesn’t require control, only “a peaceful, stable and friendly Afghanistan,” that provides a secure border so they need “not be looking at two fronts”…

… However, regional corporation is needed to help stabilize Afghanistan:

“Bribery is a crippling tax on people who are already among the world’s poorest…. The Afghans say it is impossible to obtain a public service without paying a bribe”:

Will the PA’s plan to develop infrastructure finally provide a stable base on which the Palestinians can demand independence?


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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