News and Analysis (6/20/08)

Congress acts again as an enabler for Bush’s imperial foreign policies…

…meanwhile, it also receives scorn from civil libertarians for capitulating on an invasive bill with telecom lobbyists’ fingerprints all over it:

Israel continues its saber rattling with Tehran, completing a major simulation of a strike against Iran:

Indonesia’s local governments increasingly prefer taking their own tack on issues of development, rather than obeying the central government:

120,000 Bahraini Shi’a peacefully hit the streets to voice indignation at a Sunni MP’s inflammatory remarks toward one of the island’s top clerics:


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






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