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# "The Talk About 'The Talks' Is Just Talk
" - Jean MacKenzie, "Global Post"
# "Taliban Talks Can Be Made To Work
" - Michael Semple, "Financial Times"
# "Talks With The Taliban Are Being Overstated
" - Martine van Bijlert, "Newsweek"
# "Dr. Greg And Afghanistan
" - Nicholas Kristof, "The New York Times"
# "Could Airstrikes Save Lives In Afghanistan?
" - Charles Dunlap, "The Washington Post"
# "Afghanistan Today
" - Editorial, "The New York Times"Pakistan
# Pakistan's government will not deploy the army in Karachi
# "Wedded To The Past
" - Ayesha Tammy Haq, "Express Tribune"
# U.S. officials told Pakistan to fight terrorism or risk losing aid
# The U.S. has offered 125 scholarships to journalists in PakistanIran
# "Coercing Iran
" - Paul Pillar, "National Interest"
# "Khamenei Seeks Rehabilitation In Qom
" - Geneive Abdo, "Hunffington Post"Iraq
# Wikileaks is expected to post some 400,000 documents
on the Iraq War online
# Nuri al-Maliki is back in Iraq after a regional tourRussia
# "Time To Reset The 'Reset'
'' - Editorial, "Christian Science Monitor"
# Russia was fined for blocking a gay rights parade
# Yuri Luzhkov discussed his political future
at a closed event in MoscowOf Interest
# "The Economist" on a crackdown on bloggers
in the Middle East
# Walter Isaacson sits down with the founders of Twitter
# Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tutu say that a "strong" China would release Liu Xiaobo
# "The New York Times" reports on the hunt for Ratko MladicU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop
# The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cost over $150 billion