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Sunday Talk Show Round-up
# A summary with transcripts and key quotes
# Christiane Amanpour interviews Robert Gates
# "Face The Nation" interviews Admiral Mike Mullen
# Fareed Zakaria interviews John Kerry and Amb. Husain Haqqani
# The analysis of Brooks and Marcus

# "Stop Blaming the Afghans" - Steve Coll, "The New Republic"
# "Let Women Protect Afghanistan" - Gayle Lemmon, "Daily Beast"

# "With Pakistan, Being Consistent is Key" - Bruce Reidel, "LA Times"
# "Prickly Partnership" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "In Pakistan, Echoes of American Betrayal" - Mohammad Hanif, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Remove U.S. Forces From Pakistan" - Arshad Zaman, "Express Tribune"

# Julian Assange sits down for tea with "The Economist"
# "Learning From Wikileaks" - Mitchell LaFortune, "The New York Times"
# The U.S. Army is broadening its investigation into Pfc. Bradley Manning
# Joshua Keating looks at the possibility of Julian Assange being prosecuted
# "Wikileaks and 'War Crimes'" - L. Gordon Crovitz, "The Wall Street Journal"

# Brazil offers asylum to a woman facing death by stoning in Iran
# Steven Simon and Ray Takeyh look at the possibility of a U.S. strike on Iran

# "Four Things Worth Talking About" - Oksana Antonenko, "Moscow Times"
# "Russian Courts Dish Out Soviet-style Justice" - Miriam Elder, "Global Post"
# "Der Spiegel" looks at Islamic extremism in Dagestan
# "Moscow's Foreign Policies" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"

# "U.S. Watches As Iraqi Leadership Unravels" - Mohamad Bazzi, "The National"
# Nouri al-Maliki's hold on power looks to be in peril

Of Interest
# The UAE suspends Blackberry service
# "Funding Journalism in the Digital Age" - Magda Abu-Fadil, "The Huffington Post"
# "Customers Will Pay For Online Content" - Peter Funt, "The Wall Street Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Ratify the (START) Treaty" - Editorial, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Who Will Be The Next Secretary of Defense?" - Josh Rogin, "Foreign Policy"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

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