News and Analysis (3/22-23/08)

Once again Americans detained by America must fight for habeus corpus …

… while an Iraqi collaborator with the Iraq mission gets spurned:

Iranian analysts point to recent elections as evidence Western sanctions are counterproductive:

Middle East analyst Shadi Hamid argues that if Americans want to mitigate violence among Muslims, it should start by understanding the policies and politics fueling their anger:

Montana’s governor declares victory after long-standing opposition to the invasive Real ID act:

Tenacious advocacy for abused women in Dubai and opposition to state control of her work earns Sharla Musabih many supporters and enemies:

As a low-key PPP insider, Yousaf Gillani, is tapped to become Pakistan’s next PM, the US starts to worry as Islambad’s government seeks to tackle militant extremism with law-enforcement techniques and negotiations rather than failed military methods:


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

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