News and Analysis (1/26-27/08)

Bush threatens to veto a wiretap bill denying immunity to telecoms:

Former CIA agent and columnist Phil Giraldi discusses his insider information on VP Cheney’s reassertion over foreign policy and intelligence processes:

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds claims senior State Dept. official blew CIA investigation of nuclear black market spy ring involving Turks, Israelis and Pakistanis:

Former tyrant and US cold war ally Suharto dies, leaving behind a legacy of massive corruption and an estimated one million dead:

Although insisting its safeguards are fool proof, Pakistan raises the security level around its nuclear sites out of concern over Taliban militants:

Tel Aviv’s most recent round of collective punishment against Gazans fails to break Hamas and further sets back peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis:


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






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