News and Analysis (8/3/07)

Evidence, which may be underreported in some cases, continues to show the surge is failing on both military and political fronts:

Leader of opposition party freed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court, leading to speculation that exiled former PM Nawaz Sharif may return Pakistan:

Secretary Rice claims Bush administration still supports democracy in the Middle East while defending her failure to engage the Hamas government:


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

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