# "Will Hope or Fear Sway Iraq's Voters?" - Zalmay Khalilzad, "Christian Science Monitor"
# "Iraq's Political Miracle" - Tunku Varadarajan, "The Daily Beast"
# "Iraq's Last Election?" - Michael Hastings, "The Daily Beast"
# "The New York Times" reports on the U.S. pull out from Iraq
# A former Shi'ite "death squad" leader is likely to win a seat in parliament
# "The New York Times" reports on the heritage of the Pakistani Taliban
# David Ignatius on U.S. - Pakistan relations
# Kamila Hyat, for "Dawn," on recent India-Pakistan talks
# Richard Holbrooke will not implicate Lashkar-e-Taiba in recent Kabul attacks
# "Who Are the Taliban?" - "Globe & Mail" (Canada)
# Italy has arrested 7 men suspected of trafficking arms to Iran
# The U.S. is circulating a new sanctions proposal...
# ...The "Wall Street Journal" reports on the potential pitfalls
# "Time" reports on the Iranian economy
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on the proceedings
# The "Wall Street Journal" editorializes on the venue
# Mikhail Khordokovsky pens an op-ed for "Nezavisimaya Gazeta"
# Nikolas Sarkozy urged Medvedev to crack down on corruption
# "Der Spiegel" reports on strains in the Putin-Medvedev relationship
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Obama's Hesitant Embrace of Human Rights" - Kenneth Roth "The New York Times"
# "Just What Does Obama Stand For?" - Michael Young, "Daily Star" (Lebanon)
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# Embassy Row from the "Washington Times"