Accessibility links

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The U.S. may release Taliban officials held at Guantanamo Bay
# "Mullah Omar: Last Man Standing" - Luke Hunt, "The Diplomat"
# A new "Frontline" documentary: "Opium Brides"
# The Afghan government is trying to recoup Kabul Bank's lost assets
# "The Power Play of Pakistani Politicians" - Fahd Husain, "Newsline"

Russia
# "Challenging Putin's Faux Democracy" - Peter Osnos, "The Atlantic"
# "EU Must Stop Pretending it Can Change Russia" - Ivan Krastev, "Japan Times"

Iran
# "Supreme Loser" - Ali Vaez, "Foreign Policy"
# "Iran's Empty Threats" - Richard Weitz, "The Diplomat"

Iraq
# "Iraq's Fugitive Vice President" - Asli Aydintasbas, "The Daily Beast"
# Joel Wing on Iraq's political crisis

Of Interest
# Ellen Barry on a shooting at the border in Trandniestr
# "Hungary's Reboot" - Zoltan Kovacs, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The Internet has changed how humans remember

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum tied in Iowa
# George Packer on political rhetoric
# Paul Pillar on intelligence failures
# "PBS Newshour" reports on Syrian spies operating in the U.S.
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