News and Analysis (5/26-27/08)

Zbignew Brzezinski and William Odom map out  a better way to deal with Iran …

… as the credibility of the Bush administration continues to be strained by its shunning of Iran while engaging with a country it accuses of genocide …

… while U.N. troops in Sudan and other conflict areas are accused of “rape, child prostitution, pornography, sexual assault, and the trading of food and mobile phones for sex”:

Afghani locals cheer Marines for relieving them from the Taliban’s oppressive taxes on opium production:

As Sadr’s popularity erodes, he seeks to further his studies and moderate his position in order to achieve the status that his father’s death had thrust upon him:

In Iran, the new parliament may mean problems for Ahmadinijad over economic mismanagement, such as the 215% inflation rate:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”–2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:

Muslim community leaders and scholars demonstrate the flexibility of Islamic law in coping with variations of time and place:

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