News and Analysis (3/27/07)

As Congress finds its sea legs and begins to take action against national security letter abuses…

…the media now reveals Big Brother’s abuse of the secret FISA court system in providing inaccurate information for the search warrants…

…and his interference in the economic liberty of ordinary American citizens:

Middle East expert Juan Cole gives a news round up of important events dealing with Iraq, including his analysis of why the Iraqi government’s current amnesty plan toward former Baathists will fail:

Mohsin Hamid argues that withdrawing support for General Musharraf is in both Pakistan and America’s interests:

Muslims in Thailand’s south complain that they have not seen the government’s “soft” policy against sectarian violence in evidence, nor has the violence on either side abated:

Egypt sinks further into the quicksand of authoritarianism as national referendum – marred by allegations of ballot stuffing and voter intimidation – in favor constitutional ‘reforms’ passes:


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

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