News and Analysis (12/13/07)

After flouting international and US domestic law for almost six years, political winds have finally shifted against the Bush administration and the CIA as the Senate widens its investigations of the destroyed videotapes…

…however, answering whether or not waterboarding is torture will determine how far investigations will go:

Latest poll conducted in Pakistan by the International Republican Institute finds at least two-thirds of Pakistanis want Musharraf see him unfit as President and want him to quit:

In a major political overture to Tehran and religious signal to Shi’a, Saudi Arabia invites Iranian President Ahmedinejad to hajj:


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

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