News and Analysis (6/14-15/08)

As negotiations for an extended US-led troop presence break down, PM Maliki says he may boot out foreign troops:

New IAEA raises the possibility that former nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan may have sold Pakistan’s nuclear secrets to “foreign smugglers so that they could sell it for a profit”:

Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif uses mob justice language to call for Musharraf’s removal from power…

…while Afghan president Hamid Karzai uses heated language of his own to describe his frustrations with fighting Taliban militants:

The Supreme Court recent 5-4 decision on Gitmo detainees habeas rights reveals a major schism over the role of the judiciary in checking executive power, and will not end the contorted processes of the “military commissions” trials:

Latest information on the warrantless wiretaps debate shows Congress may once more cave into the Bush administration:

DC-area Muslims and Jews come together to discuss sensitive issues of religious belief and politics in the Holy Land:

Bush administration hypocrisy toward Muslim countries continues in its silence over the 10,000 arrests that civil society organizations largely believe are politically motivated:


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






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