News and Analysis (5/12/08)

More indefinite detentions and domestic spying continue to erode liberties and national security:

Pakistan experts say US should focus less on military solutions and shed ties to Musharraf to adapt to new changes in Islamabad’s policies:

While a tense calm presides over Beirut, the deaths from fighting in other parts of Lebanon continue to mount:

Analysts speculate the assault on Khartoum by Darfurian militants is about challenging government authority and Chad’s payback for an earlier assault on its capital by Sudanese-supported militias:

Indonesia’s President unveils a new plan to spur economic growth through encouragement of private sector investment:

Iran seeks to snub effects of Western sanctions through a quixotic approach of inefficiently developing its own oil fields without financial investment or technological ability:

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