News and Analysis (2/1/08)

In an excerpted speech to Congress, Texas Representative and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul outlines why the Protect America Act needs to be opposed:

Military analyst Charles Pena argues that bad policies, not PR and ideology are what primarily drive Muslim terrorism:

Sunnis and Shi’a Iraqi Arabs begin to politically unite against Kurds’ far reaching demands for more territory and political power:

Journalist Nicholas Schmidle describes the dangers and limitations of covering the news in Pakistan due to government interference:

Latest bombing that kill 65 in Baghdad signal shift in Al-Qaeda tactics to using more female suicide bombers, meanwhile key militant commander in Afghanistan and Pakistan is killed by NATO forces:


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






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