News and Analysis (2/6-7/10)

Ahmadinejad’s move to quiet domestic critics will impede negotiations with the West:

Afghan officials express doubts about charges of complicity against the deputy chief and security head of the national police in Kapisa, arrested in a NATO raid:

A senior Taliban commander says the conviction of Aafia Siddiqui has created a “religious and moral obligation to help the distressed Pakistani woman convicted by the US court on false charges”:

“Surgenomics” – A term describing the US strategy to ramp up military forces with an explicit mission to co-opt the locals financially:

The governments ceasefire offer only needs the signature of al-Houthi and the conflict will cease “immediately”:

Targeting Shi’a at the culmination of their pilgrimage, insurgents are clearly dedicated to derailing Iraqi democracy:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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