News and Analysis (1/19-20/08)

Canada backtracks on its who’s who list of torturers after coming under pressure from the US and Israel:

Israeli blockade of Gaza may force its only power plant to shut down during a peak winter demand for electricity:

Building projects like Petro Rabigh, Saudi Arabia races to diversify its economy against a huge youth demographic:

Morocco has female imams, but Shareda Hosein struggles against U.S. Army regulations as well as cultural patriarchy in her bid to become the military’s first female Muslim chaplain:

Seeking to tow an independent line, Pakistani Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani seeks to withdraw the military from politics:

Are we winning in Iraq? Only if winning means ensuring “that U.S. troops won’t be coming home anytime soon” says Prof. Andrew Bachevich:

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