News and Analysis (5/18/07)

In spite of secularists’ backlash, Turkey’s ruling Islamic-oriented party’s grassroots strategies and successful economic policies will likely give it an electoral edge in July:

Rather than negotiating with the unity government, Israel reveals its divide-and-conquer strategy, allowing 500 US-trained Fatah troops to continue to fight Hamas in Gaza:

Analysis: Violence in Karachi maybe evidence of national fragmentation along ethnic and ideological lines


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

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