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Russia
# An interview with Leon Aron
# The market for (new) AK-47s is slumping

Iran
# The U.S. says Iraq must inspect Iranian planes in its airspace
# "Non-Aligned Summit Belies Isolation Of Iran" - Dilip Hiro, "Real Clear World"

Pakistan
# The banned Ansarul Islam group is helping vaccinate children in Pakistan
# "Reuters" reports on the heroin trade in Pakistan
# "Race To The End" - Tom Hundley, "Foreign Policy"

Afghanistan
# The U.S. will continue to hold detainees in Afghanistan
# Houndreds of Afghan Army soldiers have been dismissed for ties to militants
# "Afghanistan’s Base Bonanza" - Nick Turse, "Guernica"

Of Interest
# "Stuxnet: Leaks or Lies?" - Steven Cherry, IEEE Spectrum
# Al Jazeera was hacked by a pro-Assad group
# "On The Explicability Of Evil" - Michael Dobbs, "Foreign Policy"

In-House (follow @RFERL)
# "Passions, History Run Deep In Safarov Case" - Daisy Sindelar & Arife Kazimova
# Golnaz Esfandiari on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's political future

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Bill Clinton speech you've been hearing about
# "The Other Election" - Steve Coll, "The New Yorker"
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