News and Analysis (8/25-26/07)

One Million Signature Campaign for women’s rights in Iran is another example of where American interventionism works against the efforts of local civil society activists:

Events in Sudan are taking a dramatic turn as political saber rattling over Darfur leads to the expulsion of Canadian and European diplomats on one hand and accusations of arms violations by Amnesty International on the other…

Interview with Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto provides insight into the behind-the-scenes political strategies and negotiations with Musharraf and other opposition parties:

The case of two men convicted of plot to buy shoulder fired missiles could be used as platform to challenge the legality of the NSA wiretapping program:

Harvard law professor Noah Feldman finds that religion in public schools is legally permissible so long as certain policies are “dual purpose”—both secular and religious:


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

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