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# "Iran's Deadly Hand in Afghanistan
" - James Kirchick, "NY Daily News"
# "Zaman" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's interview with Mohammad Mostafaei
# Victor Davidoff on the significance of the "31" movement
in the "Moscow Times"International Press ReviewPakistan
# "Hamid Gul's War Games
" - Hassan & Imtiaz, "Express Tribune"
# "Der Spiegel" interviews Ahmed Rashid
# "Wikileaks Aftermath
" - Shuja Nawaz, "Boston Globe"Afghanistan
# "Yes, Afghanistan is Vietnam
" - Harold Gould, "The Diplomat"
# Chrsitian Bleuer on how to write about AfghanistanRussia
"Fear and Loathing in Central Asia
" - Leland Miller, "Foreign Policy"
# Six countries have sent firefighters
to help RussiaIraq
# "The Guardian" interviews Tariq Aziz
# Barack Obama sent a (secret) letter to Ayatollah Ali Sistani
# "Requiem for a Misadventure
" - Joe Klein, "Time"
# The "LA Times" reports from Basra
# Cliff Kupchan on Iran sanctions
# Robert Kagan
and Peter David
attend a briefing by Barack Obama
# "Double Down on Iran Sanctions
" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"Of Interest
# "How to Square the Caucasian Circle
" - Thomas de Waal, "Financial Times"
# "Has the Internet Just Sold its Soul?
" - Steven Foley, "Independent"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Pentagon asks Wikileaks
to return 15,000 unpublished documents
# Laura Rozen on who may be the next envoy to Pakistan
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop
"On the Blogs
# "Reason" on smart people being duped
by evil regimes
# "The Call (FP)" on the UAE Blackberry ban
# Matt Armstrong on legislating what constitutes a "journalist"