News and Analysis (4/28/10)

“The Iranians have to some extent succeeded in recasting the terms of the debate,” that it is “more about  … who has the right to control access to advanced nuclear technology” than about nuclear weapons:

“A network of private contractors to gather intelligence in Pakistan and Afghanistan” may have “violated Pentagon rules”:

The survey must be reviewed with a grain of salt as Afghan interviewers conducted the survey only in areas which were not under Taliban control:

Amid anti-Iranian hysteria, the emergency state security court gives the men (who included Lebanese, Palestinians, Egyptians and one Sudanese) sentences from six months to life:

Threatening to derail the peace negotiations taking place this week:

Will withdrawal now leave Iraq any better off than a withdrawal years ago?

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