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Sunday Talk Shows
# The analysis of Shields & Brooks
# Fareed Zakaria interviews Timothy Geithner
# "This Week" debates financial reform in the U.S.

# Hamid Karzai is in India
# "Waziristan and Chechnya" - Ahmad Quraishi, "News International"

# "The Billionaire Dissident" - Susan Glasser & Peter Baker
# C.J. Chivers on Ramzan Kadyrov and the murder of Umar Israilov
# "Nato Hits the 'Reset' Button" - Owen Matthews, "Newsweek"

# Iranian defectors are supplying Western intelligence agencies with intelligence
# The "Christian Science Monitor" editorializes on sanctioning Iran

Technology & Democracy
# Jeff Jacoby on internet censorship
# "Think Again: The Internet" - Evgeny Morozov, "Foreign Policy"
# Bari Weiss on George W. Bush's "freedom agenda"
# China opens a radio station in Texas

Of Interest
# "No Secrets in the Sky" - Bergen & Tiedemann, "The New York Times"
# "The Almanac of Al Qaeda" - Bergen & Tiedemann, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Lessons from the Kyrgyz Revolution" - Yevgeny Bazhanov, "Moscow Times"
# Zimbabwe will host North Korea's World Cup soccer team

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Hillary Clinton: Obama's Bad Cop" - , "Newsweek"
# Moises Nam is stepping down as editor of "Foreign Policy"
# "Not Even in South Park?" - Ross Douthat, "The New York Times"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

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