News and Analysis (4/16/09)

Approximately 1/3 of Iraqi civilian deaths since 2003 are blamed on sectarian violence:

“An outward appearance of Islamism disguises the increasingly secular reality of some Arab and Muslim societies”:

Attacking Iran could only delay the creation of a nuclear weapon while further strengthening their resolve…

…Demonstrating their scientific prowess in other areas, Iran becomes one of five countries in the world to clone a goat:

Rarely emphasizing a neutral view, media in Pakistan and India often use language encouraging hostility and promoting an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ mentality:

Ultimately, foreign policy is decided by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

“If the government of Pakistan was not convinced of the efficacy of the drone attacks, why would they be asking for the technology?” – Prof.  Hussain of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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