News and Analysis (2/28/08)

As former intelligence officials and civil liberties experts debunk Bush’s fearmongering in pursuit of continuation of warrantless wiretapping, names on the Terror Watch List are expected to surpass one million in July:

Bush names his envoy to Muslim nations to “burnish” US image, but terrorism analyst Marc Sageman argues America needs to deflate the hype surrounding Muslims and terrorism and pursue wiser policies:

Amnesty International reports the Iranian government targets activists supporting greater women’s rights, meanwhile lingering questions over Tehran’s nuclear program remain in the minds of non-proliferation experts:

Rejection of draft law on regional powers lands a major blow against achieving political reconciliation in Iraq:


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

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