News and Analysis (8/7/09)

Despite being cleared of any wrongdoing, former detainees face the social sigma of an ex-convict and the harsh reality of rebuilding their lives:

The death of Baitullah Mehsud may undermine Taliban objectives but will it damage the strength of Taliban ideology?

With an array of domestic issues at hand, Iraqis express frustration with the attention given  to the proposed smoking ban:

Exploring the motivation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and their ability to act within the Iranain government:

For those who accuse human right groups of an anti-Israeli bias:

As Saudis continue to struggle with the idea of ‘free speech’; they might consider a simple solution to the offensive programing would be to turn it off:

In the end, will the conference address the long standing need for a unified Palestinian leadership?

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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