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# Reports say Turkey and Brazil have secured a nuclear fuel deal with Iran
Sunday Talk Show Round-up
# The "PBS Newshour" interviews new UK Foreign Minister William Hague
# Fareed Zakaria interviews Greece's Prime Minister
# "This Week" discusses U.S.-Afghanistan relations
# The anlysis of Shields and BrooksIran
# "Iran's Hidden Turmoil
" - Sarah Kerr, New York Review of Books
# A French teacher has been released from detention in Iran
# "It's Back to the Past for Tehran
" - Roya Hakakian, "World Affairs Journal"Iraq
# "Newsweek" on Muqtada al-Sadr as Iraq's "kingmaker"
# A recount maintains Iyad Allawi as the leading vote getter in Baghdad
# "Mosque & State
" - Nikolas Gvosdev
# The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad calls Iraq's elections "the most credible in Arab history"
# "America has One Foot Out the Door
" - Jane Arraf, "GlobalPost"Pakistan
# The Taliban's claims of responsibility for attacks bothers its local chaptersAfghanistan
# The Taliban is fighting back
# "Taliban: The Indistinguishable Enemy
" - Mustafa Qadri, "The Guardian"
# "The New York Times" on drug addiction in Afghanistan
# "Karzai's Nightlife Crackdown
" - Elise Jordan, "The Daily Beast"Kyrgyzstan
# "The Land of Perpetual Revolution
" - Philip Sishkin, "Foreign Policy"Russia
# "Shared Agenda of Gorbachev and Medvedev
" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"
# "Grappling With Soviet Symbolism
" - Andrei Zolotov Jr., "International Herald Tribune"
# An Ingush blogger is arrested on drug trafficking charges
# Russian senators are declaring their income
for the first time
# The "Boston Globe" editorializes on Stalin in RussiaOf Interest
# A video of "an al-Qaeda bomb factory
# "Spiegel" interviews Jean-Claude Trichet
# A new report says Eastern Europeans feel ignored by NATO
# "Sebastian Junger's War
" - Claire Martin, "The Daily Beast"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Islam, Obama, and the Empty Quarter
" - Saad Eddin Ibrihim, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The U.S. is Abandoning Russia's Neighbors
" - David Kramer, "The Washington Post"