News and Analysis (5/11/07)

Slim majority of Iraqi parliamentarians, cutting across sectarian lines, signed a draft bill capping current levels of US-led occupation forces and requiring a timetable for withdrawal:

Musharraf’s big brother measures against Pakistan’s judiciary and press freedom are met strong resistance:

In an op-ed to the New York Times Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora argues for taking the Arab peace initiative to Israel seriously:

Arguing that “Ms. Esfandiari is no enemy of Iran,” a Washington Post editorial speculates that some Iranian political actors are sacrificing Iran’s national interest for internal political advantage:

As a result of the breakdown of law and order in Gaza, Palestinians are saying that certain splinter groups are becoming inspired by Al-Qaeda-like ideology to commit violence against other Palestinians:


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






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