News and Analysis (5/29/09)

Obama can’t afford to let his choice of Egypt be seen as support of the autocratic rulers of the Middle East:

The Israeli blockade only promotes hostility and incites violence:

46% of eligible voters are under the age of 30 and younger voters have historically higher turnout rates:

Needed or not, the expensive expansions are generating resentment and hostility in the host countries:

“If the U.S. refuses to take these people, why should we?… If all 50 states in America say, ‘Sorry, we can’t take them,’ this is not very convincing”- Thomas Silberhorn, a member of the German Parliament:

Estimated to posses 1/6 of Iraqi oil reserves, leaders believe sectarian violence is immanent:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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