News and Analysis (6/18/08)

The Department of Defense with the advice of the CIA pursued torture techniques that violate the law…

…immorally inflict severe physical and psychological damage…

…and act as a recruiting tool on behalf of Al-Qaeda:

Though Hamas and Israel have at least temporarily suspended fighting…

…Tel Aviv’s continuing collective punishment of Gazan Palestinians strengthens black market transactions and suffocates chances for a long-term peace:

Explosion reveals fragility of gains made by the “surge” and perversity of US officials’ attempt to  blame Shiite extremists for an al-Qaeda-style bombing in the “heavily Shiite Huriya district:

Controversy from Turkish diva’s anti-war stance highlights continued military stranglehold over the right to free speech:

Somalis affected by conflict encounter challenges to survival while trying to obtain work in the Gulf:

Indonesian government begins cleaning house after public outcry over bribery scandal within Attorney General’s Office:


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






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