News and Analysis (11/1-2/08)

Political motivations undermine the global effort to thwart terrorist financing:

Iraqis dismiss the idea a new US president will bring serious change to their lives:

Facing the prospect of habeas corpus hearings, the government begins justifying Guantanamo cases narrower grounds:

Pakistan begins arming civilians in an effort curb Taliban influence:

Spies admit to “gathering information on political party offices and monitoring the movements of party figures for this enemy”:

“With oil prices less than half what they were this summer, Iraqi and American officials are searching for new sources of money to jump-start Iraq’s economy…”

… while the British PM offers the Saudis “a say in any future new world economic order” to secure contributions to the IMF bailout reserves:

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