News and Analysis (7/24/09)

The new policy could be a huge stride in obtaining recognition and legitimacy from the West:

Does the shift in policy manifest concerns for the Afghani civilian population or further obscure transparency in US military operations?

An attempt of reconciliation and negotiation or another instance of US officials acting beyond their authority?

Most countries gloss over the violent aspects of their past,  but a move   “to accept and recognize the narrative of the other” would help facilitate the peace  process:

How much longer can Iraqi marshes survive the challenges of pollution and drought?

Apart from its value as a symbol of the freedom of expression required of a democracy, absent the incumbent and likely winner, the presidential debate is meaningless:

The truth about Arab science

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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