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# Jeffrey Gedmin discussed Afghanistan and Pakistan at the New America Foundation
# "The Lede" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's report on Iran's "blogfather"

International Press Review

Afghanistan
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"It's Time to Rethink the West's Afghan Strategy" - Ahmed Rashid
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"The New York Times" on Pakistan's influence in Afghanistan
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Daniel Serwer on what a negotiated peace would look like

Pakistan
# "A Relationship Undefined" -
Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# "Pakistan's Narrow Foreign Policy" -
Ibrahim Sajid Malick, "Express Tribune"

New Command in Afghanistan
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The "PBS Newshour" on General David Petraeus' new job in Afghanistan
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"Foreign Policy" interviews Peter Mansoor, General Petraeus's former executive officer
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"Petraeus's Opportunity" - Mark Moyar, "The Wall Street Journal"
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"MacArthur was offline, McChrystal Wasn't" - Hendrick Hertzberg

Russia
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"Does Russia Have the Courage to Change?" - Lawrence Harrison, "Christian Science Monitor"
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"Medvedev's New Dawn is a Distant Prospect" - Simon Tisdall, "The Guardian"
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"Medvedev Should Look at China's Silicon Valley" - Harley Balzar, "Moscow Times"
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The FSB may get expanded powers

Kyrgyzstan
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The Kyrgyz government asked the OSCE for help policing
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Dmitry Sidorov thinks Obama needs to make progress on Kyrgyzstan

Iran
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"The Realism of Seeking Democracy in Iran" - Leon Wieseltier, "The Washington Post"
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The U.S. Congress approved new sanctions against Iran

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
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"Can the 'Team of Rivals' Survive?" - Reihan Salam, "Daily Beast"
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Josh Rogin on Senator Jim DeMint's knowledge of Russia
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Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
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