News and Analysis (10/23/08)

Mirroring the “Awakening” movement in Iraq:

Refusal to release documents potentially proving claims of torture threatens damage to ties with Britain:

Babil province becomes the 12th out of 18 provinces that Iraqi forces hold primary responsible for security:

Seemingly ineffective, Karzai faces an uphill battle for reelection in a year:

The media called him “Jihad Jack,” but the court finds the Muslim convert’s interrogation was tainted by threats of execution and deportation to Guantanamo:

A retired Lebanese general doubts the drug bust has any connection to the Shi`a militia:

Serious dangers remain despite the overall drop in violence:

Following suit of other Middle Eastern nations, Kuwait begins the slow process to improve relations:

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