News and Analysis (1/18/08)

SecDef Gates begins seeking input from top military brass on the best way to exit Iraq:

DHS gets slammed for wasting $90m on a redundant and ineffective counterterrorism information-sharing network:

Mistreatment of Gitmo detainees earns the US a spot on Canada’s torture watchlist:

UN rights group slams Saudi Arabia for legal male patriarchy hindering women from the right to work, travel, and equal access to police and health services:

Even though accustomed to harsh frontier life, the tough residents of Peshawar are cowed by the Taliban’s violence:

Wearing the same uniform that stirred national controversy, Muslim track runner Juashaunna Kelly sets personal records at regional track meet:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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