News and Analysis (1/27/10)

With Taliban leadership convinced they can outlast international presence in Afghanistan, a new role for Pakistan emerges …

Karzai’s time line for training and independently financing Afghanistan troops is upwards of 15 years …

… However, US attempts to ingratiate troops into local politics and gain Afghan trust may expedite the process:

“We have started collecting documents and information which prove that the Israeli occupation has stolen the body parts of martyrs. We intend to prepare a complete legal file to be used in suits against the Israeli government in international courts” -Gaza Minister of Justice Al-Ghoul:

Given Iran’s preference for suppressing the opposition, the protesters strategy is best described as “nonviolent guerrilla warfare”:

A reminder that without international support, the situation in Yemen could rapidly spiral out of control:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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