News and Analysis (7/1/07)

NY Times editorial slams Bush administration for abusing executive privilege to stonewall investigations into the NSA spy program and firing of attorneys:

In spite of analogies used by White House hawks, Bush’s foreign policy is closer to Neville Chamberlain than Winston Churchill:

Newsweek editor Michael Hirsh finds that Iran is more willing to negotiate with Washington on several important regional issues, but that more diplomatic engagement is necessary:

With father’s health in question due to lung cancer, Amar Hakim is poised to take the rein of leadership in Iraq’s largest Shi’a party:

More of the same bloody and ham-fisted tactics in Afghanistan as latest military engagement with the Taliban leaves at least 45 civilians dead:

Police in hot pursuit of suspects allegedly behind four botched terrorist attacks in UK:


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






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