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Pakistan

# The Sindh Assembly passed a resolution against Transparency International
# PM Gilani does not think there will be a coup in Pakistan
# "Time" reports on Pakistan-China relations
# Kamran Shafi on the history of the Taliban

Afghanistan
# "India In Afghanistan" - C.Christine Fair, "The Express Tribune"
# Malalai Joya is not very hopeful for Afghanistan
# A squad of Afghan police officers has reportedly defected to the Taliban
# "General Petraeus's October Surprise" - Michael Scheuer, "The Diplomat"

Russia
# Russia may be the next target for Wikileaks
# "North Caucasus Of The Bizarre" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"
# "'Reset' After The Republicans' Ravanche" - Glenn Altshuler, "Moscow Times"
# Japan is not pleased with Dmitry Medvedev's trip to the islands Northern Territories (JP)/Southern Kurils(RU)

Iran
# Iran has delayed the trials of American hikers in custody
# Opposition leaders slammed subsidy cuts

Iraq
# "The New York Times" reports on the deadly church attack
# The Iraqi rowing team is in New Jersey

Of Interest
# Steve LeVine on U.S. contracting in Kyrgyzstan
# "The Worst Of The Madness" - Anne Applebaum, "NY Review Of Books"
# Yemen wants to prosecute Anwar al-Awlaki
# "China, Russia Will Be Forced To Democratize" - Vladimir Rzyhkov, "Moscow Times"
# Prisoners will get the right to vote in Britain

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Obama May Just Be An Interlude" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"
# Aaron David Miller on Obama's post-mid term foreign policy
# "Why Jon Stewart Isn't Enough" - Michael Kazin, "The New Republic"
# "The Washington Post" buys the #Election Twitter hashtag
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
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