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RFE/RL in the Media
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"DC Museumgoer" profiles the "Voices from Afghanistan"
# Julia Ioffe praises RFE/RL's Russian Service

Int'l Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
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The analysis of Shields and Brooks
# Fareed Zakaria discusses U.S.-Israel relations
# Christiane Amanpour will be the new host of "This Week"

Iran
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"Let's Trade with Iran" - Jason Rezaian, "Slate"
# "The New York Times" reports on the Iran sanctions bill

Afghanistan
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The Taliban claims that some fighters have been trained in Iran
# "Trouble Strikes Afghan Peace Talks" - Jean MacKenzie, "GlobalPost"
# U.S. troops are ignoring poppy plantations in Marja
# "Foreign Policy" reports that Kai Eide exaggerated his contacts with the Taliban

Pakistan
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Pervez Musharraf is mulling a return to politics
# Ashley Telli on Pakistan's support for terrorists
# Arif Rafiq on next week's meeting between the U.S. and Pakistan

Russia
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"Europe's Kremlin Temptation" - Dominique Moisi, "The Daily Star"
# The speaker of the Duma thinks Putin and Medvedev will rule beyond 2012
# Vladimir Frolov on Medvedev's political party (or lack thereof)
# Fred Weir reports on protests in Russia

Iraq
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"Iraq's Democracy Takes Shape" - John McCain, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Anthony Shadid on elections in Iraq
# Emre Uslu on Kurds in Iraq

Of Interest
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"Turkey's Political Revolution" - Morton Abramowitz, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Syria's Quiet Revolution" - Sakhr al-Makhadhi, "The Guardian"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
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