News and Analysis (4/10/07)

Faced with the realities of a growing young and restless population, the Saudi government makes minimal concession by relaxing some of the country’s ultra-conservative social laws:

The story of a joint Afghan-Dutch patrol’s firefight with Taliban units demonstrates the challenges to achieving security in Afghanistan:

“Concerned by the disappearance of Christians in the land of Christianity’s birthplace, [Rep. Chris] Smith could also become (as I did) concerned by the plight of all Palestinians. If so, he will find precious little company in Congress.” – Robert Novak

An action junkie reporter working for the LA Times as its Iraq bureau chief recalls the necessary steps he took to get his story and come out alive at the same time:

Four Serbian paramilitary men are given jail sentences for their involvement in the killing of captured Bosnian Muslims:

Reports of over ‘1,000 dead’ in Mogadishu, point toward Somalia as a failed state – again: 

Conflicts in Darfur continue, expanding into Chad and the Central African Republic:  


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






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