News and Analysis (2/24/12)

“Despite strong statements from both the top U.S. and Afghan commanders, today’s violence took a sharp, dangerous twist as the protests spread into neighboring Pakistan. Radical and religious parties sponsored demonstrations in all four of Pakistan’s provinces, with protests in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, and Islamabad”:

Assessment of “the question of Iran’s nuclear program, which the country insists is for peaceful purposes only, are pretty much where they’ve been for over a year now” with Iran’s lack of full cooperation “creating the impression that it’s hiding something”:

“[T]he lesson of Iraq, the last preventive war launched by the United States, is that Washington should not choose war when there are still other options, and it should not base its decision to attack on best-case analyses of how it hopes the conflict will turn out”:
Tensions with Muslim authoritarians arise in Tunisia:

NYPD Spokesman Paul Brown insists Newark was “fully briefed” about what Newark Mayor Cory Bookerdenounces as a “blanket investigation of individuals based on nothing but their religion”:

“Somalia’s Al-Shabaab has brushed aside accusations from Human Rights Watch that the Islamist militia recruits child soldiers, saying that Islam considers people to be adults from the age of 15.”

“Some still worry that the increasing numbers of Muslim home-schoolers – an option that a number of families who recently emigrated to the United States have chosen – is a double-edged phenomenon for a community that faces questions and challenges about fitting in with American life and culture”:

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