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Russia
# A wrap-up of last night's protests and arrests in Russia
# Steve LeVine on oil prices and Putin's grip on power
# "What's Next For the Opposition?" - Christian Neef, "Spiegel"
# Debate: "How Powerful is Russia?"

Iran
# A new trial has been ordered for Amir Mirzaei Hekmati
# Mitt Romeny on how he would deal with Iran

Pakistan
# "The Washington Post" reports on missing persons cases in Pakistan
# The Pakistani Taliban's #2 in command was "fired"
# "Saving More Than Face" - Rabail Baig, "Foreign Policy"

Afghanistan
# "The Seige of September 13" - Matt Aikins, "GQ"
# Negotiators are pressing on in Afghanistan
# Pictures from a ski race in Bamiyan

Of Interest
# "Don’t Despair of Democracy" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"
# Five simple ways a dictator can stay in power
# Sarah Kendzior on activism in Central Asia
# Alexander Lukashenka blows up...again

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Attorney General Eric Holder's speech on targetted killings
# The Facebook IPO and political money
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