News and Analysis (12/19/08)

US government offered approximately $250,000 as well as permanent resident status as a reward to the informants:

“Both sides need the truce, so they will probably grope their way back to it. The question is how soon and after how much suffering”:

Opposition believes the arrested are an attempt to consolidate power by al-Maliki:

“A more effective approach centers on relief, economic development, rule of law, and good governance”:

Are they considering the effect on already rampant inflation?

Lessons ignored from the Blackwater tragedy:

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati calls for a “shoe intifada” protesting American occupation:

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