News and Analysis (6/25/08)

Concerned about an American electoral regime change, Israel urges Washington to strike Iran now, while the U.S. continues to keep Syria in pariah status, despite its recent efforts to break out of international isolation:

U.S. military leadership’s answer to more sophisticated attacks is to propose an increase in troops rather than a change in policy:

Seeking to be hip and holy, glossy publications cater to a new generation of the faithful while providing non-Muslims a glimpse of Muslim-Americans’ lives:

Musharraf-appointed court’s decision on election disputes could strain the opposition’s alliance:

Underemployed Iraqi professionals sacrifice economic security for personal security following sensitive contract work with U.S. authorities abroad:

Insecurity and inaccessibility of Somalia hides horrible conditions following drought and civil war:

Activists hoping to challenge Indonesian government’s fuel price hike policy were met by police water cannons:


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






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