News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast regionSunday Talk Show Round-up
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks
# Fareed Zakaria interviews Bill Gates
# Colin Powell
was on "This Week"Afghanistan
# "Don't Listen to Experts on Afghanistan
" - Masood Aziz, "Daily Beast"
# "Taliban in Turmoil
" - Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai, "Time"
# "The New York Times" reports on NATO's hopes for the Afghan peace jirgaPakistan
# Mosques of religious minorites were attacked over the weekend in Pakistan
# "The Darkest Side of Censorship
" - Sascha Akhtar, "The Express Tribune"
# Pakistan will allow access to Facebook
# "Dealing with Pakistan
" - Editorial, "International Herald Tribune"Russia
# "A Dangerous Place to Defend Human Rights
" - Havel, Tutu, and others, "Moscow Times"
# "The Kremlin's Chechen Dragon
" - Amy Knight, "New York Review of Books"Iran
# New documents outline U.S. overatures to Iran in the '90s
# Iran's anti-vice campaign
will be harsher than ever this SummerIraq
# The PKK will abandon any peace efforts
# "Iraq's Year of Transition
" - Qubad Talabani, "Foreign Policy"Of Interest
Mikhail Sakaashvili's party fared well
in municipal elections in Georgia
# "The Balkans Deserve This
" - Clinton, Ashton & Moratinos, "The Guardian"
# London's newspapers are moving their online content behind a paywallU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Obama's Foreign Policy is Tough Enough
" - Fareed Zakaria, "Newsweek"
# "Drone Wars
" - C. Christine Fair, "Foreign Policy"
# Jackson Diehl thinks Obama's national security strategy is light on human rights