News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast regionFirst Reads
# Turkey's Foreign Minister on the nuclear deal with Iran
# An interview with Kurmanbek BakiyevIran
# "America Moves the Goalposts
" - Roger Cohen, "The New York Times"
# Charles Krauthammer bemoans the Obama Administration's
dealings with Iran
# American hikers detained in Iran met with their parents
, but remain in custody
# "Obama Should Call Iran's Bluff
" - Editorial, "Boston Globe"
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on dual-track diplomacyPakistan
# "CNN" Interviews Pervez Musharraf
# "Facebook Fiasco
" - Adil Najam, "The Express Tribune"
# "The Facebook Shame
" - Ahmad Rafay Alam, "News International"Russia
# "Russia is Getting its Sphere Back
" - Editorial, "Christian Science Monitor"
# Russia is planning for its coming budget crunchIraq
# "Continuity Amidst Iraq's Confusion
" - Michael Wahid Hanna, "Foreign Policy"
# Iraq's oil transport infrastructure
may be wearing downUkraine
# "Tilting Toward Russia?
" - Andrew Wilson, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Ukraine Is Not Yet Lost
" - Tessier-Stall & Zarembo, "International Herald Tribune"Of Interest
# "Rising Powers Don't Want to Play by the West's Rules
" - Philip Stevens, "Financial Times"
# "Do Officials Fear Netizens?
" - Jason Miks, "The Diplomat"
# Ayman Al-Zawahiri has released a new audio tape
# Henry Kissinger has a new movie
out about nukesU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Dennis Blair has resigned
as Director of National Intelligence
# The U.S. Senate approves a Wall Street overhaul bill