Golnaz Esfandiari looks at the decisive role Iran's "silent voters" -- those who skipped voting in 2005 -- are likely to play in the upcoming presidential vote.
In a video interview with RFE/RL, the head of U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, says that the expected closure of Guantanamo and the abandonment of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques will "help" U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Olga Serebryanaya highlights the case of a Russian blogger taking on the police, after the death of his pregnant wife.
And Brian Whitmore assesses the chances of another war this summer between Russia and Georgia.
-- Luke Allnutt