News and Analysis (4/23/08)

Caught between ongoing violence and economic deprivation, many of Iraq’s one million widows fight each day to survive and maintain their families, while Iraqi Christians struggle to maintain their presences within Iraq:

Former extremists create an organization dedicated to reaching out Muslim youth vulnerable to radical organizations:

Afghan TV stations remain steadfast in their refusal to ban certain soap operas—already heavily edited by the networks—despite orders from the government, egged on by religious hardliners:

CATO military analyst David Isenberg debunks recent neo-con attempts to spin latest military report disproving linkages between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda:

Neo-con group uses fear-based ads to attack civil libertarian politicians for their firm opposition to Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program:


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

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