News and Analysis (11/17/08)

Obama renews his commitment to closing Guantanamo without elaborating on fate of the detainees:

A serious compromise of safety, interpreters are considered highly sought targets by insurgents:

Residents turn to local entrepreneurship in response to violence across Baghdad:

In response to growing security concerns, Pakistan temporarily closes passage into Afghanistan:

After a particularly violence election season, the separatist led boycott aims at a 15 percent maximum for voter turnout:

As long as foreign occupiers remain in Afghanistan, we aren’t ready for talks because they hold the power and talks won’t bear fruit … The problems in Afghanistan are because of them” – Mullah Brother, deputy leader of the Taliban:

Thirty trucks were allowed into Gaza including humanitarian supplies expected to last the UN one week:

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