News and Analysis (12/10/09)

A wartime president accepts the Nobel Peace Prize because war is justified “as a last resort or in self-defense; if the forced used is proportional; and if, whenever possible, civilians are spared from violence,” but makes no mention of Gaza:

As Iranians deal with unprecedented levels of militarization in their society…

… Amnesty International “documents ‘patterns of abuse’…involving beatings, rape, death threats, forced confessions, intimidation and official cover-ups”:

US and its allies still offer new Afghan recruits less than the Taliban does:

The young men’s intent is unknown and charges have yet to be filed:

With the elections approaching amid “a string of car bombings,” security must be a top priority of the Iraqi government:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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