News and Analysis (5/20/2010)

Is the U.S. silence related to its role in providing another non-signer of the NPT (Israel) with nuclear technology in the past?

Fighting gender inequality in Saudi Arabia with the weapons at hand:

Political unrest continues to undermine Iraq’s ability to maintain a stable and successful middle class:

As Pakistan blocks YouTube, which makes up about 20%-25% of Pakistan’s total internet traffic, over the “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” …

… we can’t help but wonder why they didn’t just call for “Everybody Draw Elie Wiesel Day” instead:

“Among some analysts, there’s a view that the resolution was created to show the West that Saudi Arabia is committed to fighting terrorism, rather than to be an effective counterterrorism measure in itself”:

Citing what it called the TV channel’s “breach of media norms” after Al Jazeera broadcast a report on poverty in Bahrain:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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