News and Analysis (12/12/08)

“The fact is that senior officials in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees”:

The “Saudi Divorce Initiative Forum – the first privately organized, public discussion of problems faced by women during and after divorce”:

Frustrated Indian government predicts little gain from military action …

… while former Yvonne Davis interviews former MFI staffer Alejandro Beutel on why Mumbai highlights the “need for an honest dialog about dealing with terrorism:”

The $25 million arriving from the West Bank is well short of the $63 million needed:

“As a matter of principle and coherence, we should send a clear signal of our willingness to help the U.S. Government in that regard”:

Saddam era sanctions and post-Saddam violence left Iraq with an overwhelming need for humanitarian aid:

Drop in devices that account for less than 5% of road bombs and about 35% of the casualties opens the way for dialogue with the new administration:

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