News and Analysis (6/17/08)

Insecurity and economic crisis in Yemen open the door for foreign-influenced religious vigilantes to impose their values on other Muslims:

Middle East expert Karl E. Meyer suggests America’s current proposed “security” negotiations with Iraq walks along the same imperialist path of 1930s Britain:

Islamabad’s attempts at striking a peace deal fall through after Taliban militants allege government forces have not met their demands:

Javaid Iqbal’s case before the Supreme Court could open the door for people to seek recompense for ham-fisted post 9/11anti-terror tactics…

…OC Register editorial supports the recent Supreme Court decision citing the need to maintain separation of powers:

Mauritanian state uses “defamation” charges to crack down on independent press:

International Crisis Group warns that an influx of hard-line religious groups makes Papua state in Indonesia a tinderbox:

Former CIA case officer Philip Giraldi argues recognizing Iran as a rational state actor and pursuing diplomacy is better than military confrontation to advance American interests:


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






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