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First Read
# "The Iranian Resistance and Us" - John McCain, "New Republic"

# Meir Javendafar thinks the days of the Islamic Republic are numbered
# "How the West Can Help Iran's Green Movement" - Mohsen Makhmalbaf
# "Ian's Year of Turmoil" - Cameron Abadi, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Washington Post" reports on the "disarray" of the Green Movement
# "The Myth of Iran's 'Isolation'" - Charles Krauthammer
# "Disrupt Iran's Oil Trade, Help the Green Movement" - Dubowitz & Weinthal, "Slate"

# C.J. Chivers on the Marjah military operation
# Some Afghan farmers are moving from opium to saffron

# "Pakistan's New Networks of Terror" - Imtiaz Gul, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Lost Years" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# "Death From the Sky" - Muzaffar Iqbal, "News International"
# "The Kashmir Dilemma" - Kuldip Nayar, "Dawn"

# Russian authorities say a captured Ingush militant is cooperating
# Michael Bohm on the Putin-Shevchuk meeting
# Russian children are praying for Vladimir Putin

Of Interest
# Michael D. Fay draws the Iraq War

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Michael Cohen on the political left and the war in Afghanistan
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

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