News and Analysis (5/24/07)

As body count from Iraqi morgues shows sectarian violence continues to rise and domestic opposition to the occupation of Iraq increases, US military official announces that capture/kill strategy for Iraq stabilization not working, instead, “need to bring them to them to the negotiating table”: 

In spite of scathing report from international nuclear watchdog about Iranian defiance of international nuclear standards, IAEA top chief calls for continue diplomacy with Tehran: 

Israel makes raid into Gaza and kidnaps 33 political members of Hamas, deepens political paralysis of Palestinian legislature, government: 

Analysts find that short term US security interests trump long term support for civil society development: 


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






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