News and Analysis (1/14/08)

JC Chairman Mike Mullen believes Guantanamo needs to closed because its prisoner abuses harmed America’s image:

Bush continues his tour of the Middle East and revives his rhetoric of regional democracy promotion, but is likely to contradict himself by reaffirming his close relationship with Saudi Arabia despite its human rights abuses:

Religious scholars and academics find Indonesia has more work to do on embracing religious pluralism despite its advancements:

Despite possible government complicity in his wife Benazir’s death, Ali Asif Zardari does not rule out working with Musharraf, however ordinary Pakistanis want the dictator-in-chief out of office:

American women living in Saudi Arabia deal with the trade-offs of dealing with cultural patriarchy and political authoritarianism masquerading as religion for a safer, family-centered life:

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