News and Analysis (2/13/07)

“People watch the shows, and then walk into the interrogation booths and do the same things they’ve just seen,” – Tony Lagouranis, former US Army interrogator

One year since the major sectarian bloodletting began, the state of the ‘Askariya mosque is symbolic of Iraq’s political, religious conditions, …

…Lebanon teeters on the brink of an all-out sectarian-based civil war after bus bombs go off, …

… and “Syrians are speaking of Shiitization,” – Redwan Ziade, Syrian political analyst

Mapping the path to common roots:

Iran’s state-run gas and petroleum industries strained by increased domestic consumption, inefficiency and international sanctions:

OIC pushes Indonesia to use its position on the UN Security Council to pursue Mideast peace:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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