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Afghanistan
# The U.S. and UK are pushing for the lifting of sanctions on former Taliban
# "Karzai's Civilian Casualties Ultimatum" - Erica Gaston, "Foreign Policy"
# "A Heritage In Ruins" - Ann Marlowe, "The New York Times"

Pakistan
# "The Price of Denial" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# "The Story That Killed Saleem Shahzad" - Suhasini Haidar, "The Hindu"
# "Keep Faith In Pakistan" - Sadanand Dhume, "The Wall Street Journal"

Iran
# MPs say Ahmadinejad broke the law in becoming oil minister
# "Iran and the Bomb: An Update" - Jeremy Bernstein, "NY Review of Books"
# "China Undercuts Sanctions On Iran" - Barbara Slavin, "Politico"

Russia
# Miriam Elder reports on women's rights in Chechnya
# A court in Vienna convicted three Chechens ifor the murder of Umar Israilov
# Alexei Navalny says Russia could face a revolution within five years

Balkans
# "Reuters" reports on Ratko Mladic's years on the run
# "A Moral Leadership Is Emerging In The Balkans" - Catherine Ashton

Iraq
# Security forces arrested dozens of activists in Baghdad
# "Robert Gates Is Right About Iraq" - Fouad Ajami, "The New Republic"
# "Of Blood, Oil and Kurdistan" - Joost Hiltermann, "National Interest"

Of Interest
# "There Goes the Eastern Neighborhood" - Rutland & Shynkaruk, "Moscow Times"
# "Loans For Belarus" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# British spies replaced content in an al Qaeda magazine with cupcake recipes from the Ellen Degeneres show

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# White House employees were targeted in a recent Gmail hack
# Bill Keller is stepping down as Executive Editor of "The New York Times"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
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