News and Analysis (9/18/09)

While admitting that she has not finished reviewing Judge Goldstone’s findings, Ambassador Rice nonetheless rushed to echo Israeli sentiments that the jurist’s report is “unbalanced, one-sided and basically unacceptable”:

Prison abuse of West Bank Palestinians stands as a huge obstacle to reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah:

Will militias prove to be the solution against Taliban intimidation?

Obama suffers a major setback in policy with a runoff election unlikely to produce a winner until spring 2010:

As the opposition refuses to concede the presidential election …

… the AP “reveals” that Iran has engaged in “probable testing” of explosives arranged in a hemisphere, had worked on developing a chamber to carry a warhead on top of one of its missiles, and, along with any competent physics graduate student, has sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable implosion nuclear device:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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