News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast regionIran
# "Spiegel" interviews Iranian opposition leader Mahdi KarroubiRussia
# Russia has extradited Kyrgyzstan's former interior minister
# "Stability at all Costs
" - Alexei Pankin, "Moscow Times"Afghanistan
# "Obama Must Decide Whether to Talk to the Taliban
" - Ahmed Rashid, "The Washington Post"
# "It Takes the Villages
" - Seth Jones, "Foreign Affairs" Pakistan
# Rania Abouzeid reports from Mingora
# "A Summer of Discontent?
" - Maleeha Lodhi, "News International"
# "What's in a Name?
" - Bilal Baloch, "Foreign Policy"
# "Why Pakistan Has to Work
" - Mustafa Qadri, "The Guardian"Iraq
# "Keeping Baghdad Stable
" - Richard Weitz, "National Interest"
# 52 candidates have been disqualified
, including one winnerOf Interest
# "Central Asia: Tinder Box of Trouble
" - Isabel Gorst & Charles Clover, "Financial Times"
# "Ukraine: Tilting Toward Moscow
" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "The Wall Street Journal" launches its New York section today
# Saudi Arabia's Chief of Religious Police supports public mixing of the sexes
, risking his job U.S. Politics/ Foreign Policy
# Shamlia Chaudhary is the new Pakistan Director at the NSC
# Senator Ben Cardin implicates top Russian officials
in the death of Sergei Magnitsky (letter to Hillary Clinton
# "'South Park' and the Informal Fatwa
" - Ayaan Hirsi Ali - "The Wall Street Journal"
# "We Have Met the Enemy, and He is PowerPoint
" - Elizabeth Bumiller, "The New York Times"