News and Analysis (7/31/07)

Musharraf government officials dismayed that military financial aid to regime may no longer be unconditional:

Iraq’s Parliament fails to pass any crucial legislation or resolve constitutional crisis before going into recess, leaving Bush with few signs of political progress to tout in Washington:

A look at “In the Name of God” a Pakistani film that explores issues of increased religious fanaticism and militancy in its society:

Death of elderly Council of Guardians member Ayatollah Meskini sets up competition to fill the vacancy between pragmatist Hashemi Rafsanjani and hardliner Mesbah Yazdi:

While Middle East History Professor Howard Eissenstat sees the AKP’s performance in Turkey’s latest elections as a victory for democracy and economic reform, not theocracy, Foreign Policy Analyst Ben Judah goes so far as to declare the election results a sign that “the army has been more or less removed from politics”:


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

One Response to “News and Analysis (7/31/07)”

  1. countries that do need lots of financial aids are those coming from Africa. i could only wish that their lives would become better ,`*

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