News and Analysis (2/11/09)

The election results deal a serious blow to prospects for peace negotiations as the Likud party has more than doubled its seats and an ultra-nationalist party made big gains:

… yet, despite feelings of disenfranchisement, calls for a boycott failed and Arabs seem poised to hold their seats in the Knesset:

Reflecting the larger issues of American military bases on foreign soil:

In accepting the ICC’s jurisdiction, Hamas opens the door to investigations of accusations that it committed war crimes with indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israeli civilians and the use of its own civilians as human shields:

As Obama prepares for a crucial NATO summit in April …

…signs of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the need for a revamped policy are crystal clear:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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