News and Analysis (12/16/08)

Western forces are attempting to ally themselves with “moderates”, religiously conservative insurgents motivated to fight solely by local grievances:

In light of the Boumediene decision, the lower court must hear defendant’s allegations of  torture and harassment, such as the placement of a Qur’an in a toliet:

The agreement is the first of its kind between the US and an Arab nation skeptics compare to a “nuclear smugglers’ hub”:

The executive director of B’Tselem describes the Israeli actions as “an act unbefitting of democracy”:

US and Britain attempt to buy Pakistani support, offering up to $15 billion:

Artistic and intellectual contact with Israel meets with condemnation:

Khatami, who favors “more personal freedoms and a stronger civil society within the Islamic republic” stands in strong contrast to Ahmadinejad:

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