News and Analysis (8/19/09)

Torturing suspects during interrogations only “plays into the hands of al-Qa’ida”, showing US hypocrisy on human rights:

As women mobilize to secure equal rights and a greater role in government …

… Pessimism and low expectations fuel Karzai’s bid for reelection:

… while fears the reporting of violence will discourage participation are the excuse to suppress freedom of expression:

With a variety of concessions available to both sides, will progress be made in negotiations for peace?

To ensure progress, expanding dialogues must be followed by substantial action:

Syria has “deployed 14,752 soldiers alongside the borders” while the Iraqis and Americans “have done absolutely nothing” — journalist/commentator Thabet Salem :

Obama Optimistic About Mideast Peace


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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