News and Analysis (8/10/09)

Even Khomeini chose to co-opt the shah’s clandestine services rather than build his intelligence ministry from scratch; by now replacing longtime officials with loyalists, “the purge does away decades of intelligence experience”,

“[F]or years [Washington] touted Dubai as a model of a modern, prosperous Muslim land that, though far from democratic, seemed anchored in the rule of law and committed to basic rights”:

The UN  report criticizes the sacrifice of freedom in the name of security:

The strategy challenges  traditional concepts  of military’s rules of engagement and international law:

Exacerbating the diplomatic standoff, Iran believes the three Americans were “definitely spies”:

Station shut-down takes censorship to the max:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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