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RFE In The Media
# "Time" quotes from Gregory Feifer's book in a report on Afghanistan
# CPJ cites RFE reporting on a BBC reporter arrested in Tajikistan

International Press Review

# Steve Coll and Dexter Filkins discuss U.S. plans in Afghanistan
# "The Washington Post" on Afghan reactions to the U.S. announcement
# Spencer Ackerman on contradictions in U.S. strategy
# "Rethinking Civilian Assistance in Afghanistan" - Desaix Myers, "International Herald Tribune"

# Cell phone records show bin Laden's courier had ties to Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen
# "The Radicalization of Pakistan’s Military" - Fareed Zakaria, "The Washington Post"
# "Why Pakistan Must Learn To Look East" - Douglas Alexander, "Telegraph"

# The U.S. expanded sanctions on Iranian firms
# Mohammed Sharif Malekzade was arrested in Tehran
# "Showdown In Tehran" - Vali Nasr, "Foreign Policy"

# # Did Ayman al-Zawahiri train in Dagestan?
# Shaun Walker reports on the new drug "krokodil"
# "Meltdown" - Gennady Burbulis & Michelle Berdy, "Foreign Policy"

# "Peace for Our Time" - Thomas de Waal, "Moscow Times"
# "A Moment For Peace" - Sabine Freizer, "International Herald Tribune"

Of Interest
# Over 450 protesters have been detained in Belarus
# The "Financial Times" reports on corporate governance in Eurasia
# UK police have charged a 19-year old in a hacking case tied to LulzSec
# "In Defense of 'Hurtful' Speech" - Geert Wilders, "The Wall Street Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# U.S. generals say the Iraqi government is running out of time to ask them to stay
# "Positive Disruption" - Roger Cohen, "The New York Times"
# The spacecraft "Dawn" is closing in on the proto-planet Vesta