News and Analysis (1/17/08)

The feds go after a Christian former Congressman in order to take down another Islamic charity:

Independent government report finds sanctions against Iran are not working:

In a sign of weakening morale, Pakistani soldiers abandon a second tribal outpost the day after one was overrun by Taliban militants:

Bush’s half-hearted support for democracy and national economic woes leave activists worried about Egypt’s political future:

Islamist party makes a farcical attempt to expand its political support among non-Muslims by touting a hardline interpretation shari’a as its political platform:


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






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