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Pakistan
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"Drowning Humanitarian Aid" - Christopher Stokes, "Foreign Policy"
# "Karachi Killings Must Stop" - Mustafa Qadri, "The Guardian"
# "Corrupted Corruption" - Sami Shah, "Express Tribune"
# The Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a discussion on U.S.-Pakistan relations

Afghanistan
# The U.S. paid nearly $18 billion to 7,000 contractors in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2009
# "The New York Times'' reports from Northeastern Afghanistan
# Hamid Karzai has delayed implementing a ban on private secruity firms in Afghanistan
# "Inside Larzai's Kickback Scheme" - Ann Marlowe, "The New Republic"
# Amy Davidson compares Hamid Karzai to Sarah Palin

Iran
# "The Washington Post" reports on U.S. and EU-sponsored sanctions on Iran
# Malou Innocent on Iranian money in Afghanistan

Russia
# "Spiegel" interviews Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov
# "Khordokovsky's Real Crime" - Maxim Glikin, "Moscow Times"
# "Who Is Russia's True Opposition?" - Miriam Elder, "Global Post"
# Dmitry Medvedev is working at a deal on Nagorno-Karabakh

Of Interest
# "Good News For Bad Guys" - Christopher Dickie, "Newsweek"
# "The Battle Over Internet Freedom" - Kelley Currie, "The Weekly Standard"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Barack Obama was on "The Daily Show" last night (full episode)
# "Danger Room (Wired)" looks at CIA operations detailed in the Wikileaks release
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
# 61% of Americans think the President should have an "internet kill switch"
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