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RFE/RL in the Media
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Eurasianet reposts Abubakar Siddique's report on the death of an Afghan journalist
# Democracy Digest reprints an RFE/RL interview with Khamenei's nephew

On the RFE/RL Website
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The death of an Afghan journalist raises more questions
# Moscow residents on the Chavez visit
# Russia backs Iran's position with regards to sanctions

Int'l Press Review

Sunday Talk Show Roundup
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Shields & Brooks on the Newshour
# Ashraf Ghani tells Fareed Zakaria about the Afghan elections
# This Week's round table features Brooks and Will

Afghanistan
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Sens Graham, Lieberman, and McCain think Afghanistan is winnable
# Fareed Zakaria on a viable Afghan strategy
# Fred Kagan, et al on the deficiencies of the Afghan army

Iran
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John Hannah calls for regime change in Iran
# Excerpts from Khamenei's Friday prayer
# Robin Wright & Robert Litwak on U.S. - Iran relations

Russia
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David Rothkopf on the need for a reset of the reset
# PM Putin may 'run' for president in 2012
# Vladimir Frolov thinks Medvedev is alone in the Kremlin

Iraq
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The Wash Post ed board on Iraq as the forgotten war
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David Ignatius on a regional security framework for Iraq

U.S. Politics
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Al Kamen's "In the Loop"...and again here
# Chester Crocker defines the term 'engagement'
# The latest from Laura Rozen
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
# An Iranian blogger is in solitary confinement
# Daniel Larison on European attitudes towards America
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