2 people are dead after violence breaks out in Bishkek
# The government has banned the two remaining opposition parties
# "Confused on Iran
" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# "The Truth About a Nuclear Iran
" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# "Stop Talking Down to Iran
" - Reza Aslan, "The Daily Beast"Afghanistan
# Anna Badkhen on "revenge rapes" in Afghanistan
# Jean macKenzie reports on the coalition offensive in KandaharPakistan
# "Nuclear Hazards
" - Huma Yusuf, "Dawn"Russia
# A study says Russia will run out of oil
in 22 years and gas in less than 10
# "United Incompetence
" - Nikolai Petrov, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia's New Push for Power
" - Judith Miller, "The Daily Beast"Iraq
# U.S. and Iraqi forces announce the killing of two top Al Qaeda officials in Iraq
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on the vote recount in Baghdad
# "They Fled From Our War
" - Deborah Amos, "New York Review of Books"Of Interest
# Mikhail Saakashvili on Georgia's democracy
# "Don't Kill Bin Laden
" - Matthew Alexander, "National Interest"
# Hackers gained access to Google's central password system
in last year's cyber attack
# "Plotting the Next Mideast War
" - Bret Stephens, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The New York Times" reports on the internet as a political and social force
in IndonesiaU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Iran, Sanctions, and the Memo
" - Editorial, "The New York Times"
# David Brooks on the internet and political polarization
# "The Death of the American Century
" - Henry Allen, "The Washington Post"