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# "It's Time to Rethink the West's Afghan Strategy
" - Ahmed Rashid
# "The New York Times" on Pakistan's influence in Afghanistan
# Daniel Serwer on what a negotiated peace would look likePakistan
# "A Relationship Undefined
" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# "Pakistan's Narrow Foreign Policy
" - Ibrahim Sajid Malick, "Express Tribune"New Command in Afghanistan
# The "PBS Newshour" on General David Petraeus' new job in Afghanistan
# "Foreign Policy" interviews Peter Mansoor
, General Petraeus's former executive officer
# "Petraeus's Opportunity
" - Mark Moyar, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "MacArthur was offline, McChrystal Wasn't
" - Hendrick HertzbergRussia
"Does Russia Have the Courage to Change?
" - Lawrence Harrison, "Christian Science Monitor"
# "Medvedev's New Dawn is a Distant Prospect
" - Simon Tisdall, "The Guardian"
# "Medvedev Should Look at China's Silicon Valley
" - Harley Balzar, "Moscow Times"
# The FSB may get expanded powersKyrgyzstan
# The Kyrgyz government asked the OSCE
for help policing
# Dmitry Sidorov thinks Obama needs to make progress on KyrgyzstanIran
# "The Realism of Seeking Democracy in Iran
" - Leon Wieseltier, "The Washington Post"
# The U.S. Congress approved new sanctions against IranU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Can the 'Team of Rivals' Survive?
" - Reihan Salam, "Daily Beast"
# Josh Rogin on Senator Jim DeMint's knowledge of Russia
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop