News and Analysis (8/11/09)

“This is a coup against a leadership that had monopolized the movement for a long time without even presenting a report about its work” – Jibril Rajoub

The program is widely praised by US and Saudi officials, but Human Rights Watch points out that detention of suspected terrorists without trial is illegal under international law:

Pre-election concerns challenge the legitimacy of Afghan democracy:

Illustrating the difficulty in establishing peace, over 50% of Israeli Jews polled support the transfer of Arabs out of Israel:

Critics  say, “Simply adding more troops won’t make a difference if there aren’t enough Afghan forces prepared to take the lead and be the ‘face’ of the security force”:

Opposition leaders continue to press Iranian officials to answer allegations of torture, rape and the death count in the aftermath of the elections:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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