News and Analysis (9/5/07)

Former State Department veteran testifies on behalf of Palestinian charities, saying that Israeli intelligence has “an agenda … [and they] provide selective information to try to influence US thinking:”

Citing its own report on the surge, GAO finds that the surge has failed to meet 11 out of 18 benchmarks, including 5 critical security measures:

With power sharing talks on the brink of collapse and the recent terror attacks in Rawalpindi, Musharraf ponders enacting martial law in Pakistan:

The government claims to be showing its seriousness in rooting out corruption through massive arrests of political cronies, but do the supposed ends justify the means?

Israel’s high court rules that part of its intrusive “security wall” has to be re-routed, but it also rules that an illegal settlement can remain in place:


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

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