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Iran
# "Iran Is Already A Nuclear State" - Greg Jones, "The New Republic"
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for an end to the crackdown in Syria
# "Iran's China Setback" - Matt Duss, Center for American Progress

Afghanistan
# "Reading Shakespeare in Kandahar" - Nick Shifrin, "Foreign Policy"
# "Dawn" reports that ISAF is reluctant to move against the Taliban in the east
# Ambassador Ryan Crocker does not think the Taliban are ready to negotiate
# Journalist Ahmed Omed Khpulwak was killed by NATO troops

Russia
# Vladimir Putin has agreed to meet David Cameron
# Hermitage Capital says tax authorities stole $33 billion

Of Interest
# "The New York Times" reports on Abkhazia's quest for recognition
# A new report details abuse in Iraq by British soldiers
# "Foreign Policy" publishes a series of articles on the future of money
# An Azeri official was caught smuggling 50kg of lamb meat into Israel

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# U.S. officials say there is a credible terror threat on the 9/11 anniversary
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