News and Analysis (5/23/07)

Fighting stops – at least for now – but fighting is used by various political parties to call for “unity”, outside actors to funnel arms to the government and refugees to flee the fighting:

Iran entrenches its hardline stances, arresting 4th Iranian-American in recent weeks right before talks are to begin between Washington and Tehran on Iraq security:

Israel threatens to attack political, not military wing leaders of Hamas:

Op-ed in the CS Monitor explores the roots of terrorism in Western countries and puts current concerns about radical Islamist terrorism in historical and comparative perspective:


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

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