News and Analysis (1/31/08)

As various think-tanks and NGOs report Afghanistan is becoming destabilized by a resurgent Taliban and looming humanitarian crisis, Canada threatens to withdraw from the NATO coalition unless other countries contribute more battlefield troops:

Hamas flexes its political muscles after breaching the wall, allowing Cairo and Riyadh to take a more independent line from Israeli and US policies:

Not content to leave it in the hands of the state, NGOs reach out to Egyptian street kids to protect them from gangs and prison:

US seizes on the arrest of human rights activist Riad Seif to denounce Damascus:


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






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