News and Analysis (10/26/07)

In what was expected to be a near automatic confirmation for attorney general nominee Mike Mukasey, is now becoming less clear as some Senators are becoming concerned over his lack of explicit denunciation of torture interrogations currently used by the Bush administration:

As Ankara rejects Iraqi offers to contain violence from the Kurdish rebel group PKK because they would “take a long time to put into action”, it continues its air bombardments against the militant organization:

President Bush continues his saber rattling against Iran with fresh sanctions against leaders of the Iran Revolutionary Guards, while oil industry analysts predict extreme market volatility if Tehran is attack as prices already reach an all-time high at $90:

King Abdullah seeks to pursue ambitious modern graduate education institution project by keeping the Education Ministry out of the loop and creating a massive financial endowment for the new university:

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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