News and Analysis (4/23/07)

Efforts to enact security sector reforms to combat lawlessness and internal fighting among Palestinians suffer set back as the Interior Minister submits his resignation:

Somalis many challenges to fleeing for safety: Some can’t leave the country, others brave the deadly sea route trying to escape to Yemen and others still who managed to reach safety get abducted and sent back to Somalia or Ethiopia for coerced interrogations:

“Light on facts” and “hard to particularize” are what some US legal officials close to the upcoming trial of Jose Padilla characterize the case as:

Moqtada As-Sadr’s is political and military plans for stabilizing Iraq are just as elusive as the Bush administration’s:


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






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