News and Analysis (8/6/09)

Almost immediately, doubts about the conference’s legitimacy and effectiveness emerge:

An area once infamous for the distinct cultural differences between American forces and Iraqi citizens:

Demonstrating the lack of democracy and free  speech in Morocco,  favorable polls were blocked because “the monarchy ‘can’t be an object of debate'”:

Conflicting reports since the 15-year-old’s arrest challenge the idea Rania was a  “villain”:

Families destroyed by poverty and war has resulted in a “new phenomenon”, old  folks  homes:

“We are not saying that poverty causes terrorism, or disenfranchisement causes terrorism, but we can’t mistake there are certain phenomena that contribute to it”:

Will lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq emerge in the US strategy to stabilize Somalia?


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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