News and Analysis (8/29/07)

The third time is a charm: After two other run-off votes, the AK Party finally gets Gul into the Presidency and is ready to approve a pro-EU reform cabinet, but lingering concerns from secular parties and the military remain:

Negotiations between Musharraf and Bhutto increasingly push Musharraf to abandon his role as Army Chief in order to maintain his presidential post:

More rhetorical saber rattling between Washington and Tehran as Bush uses particularly muscular language over alleged military interference in Iraq while Ahmedinejad thumbs his nose at American difficulties in Iraq:

Columbia University journalism professor argues that the controversy over former NYC school principal Debbie Almontaser overlooks a long record of public service and interfaith work, particularly with Jewish organizations:


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






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