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# Pakistan's President says the war against the Taliban is being lost
# "Time to Rethink Drones
" - Zeenia Satti, "News International"
# "Five Things Cameron Should Know About Pakistan
" - Simon Tisdall, "The Guardian"Afghanistan
# "Divide Afghanistan At Your Peril
" - Ahmed Rashid, "Financial Times"
# The U.S. and Karzai government clash over an anti-corruption drive
# "In Marjah, A Cautionary Tale
" - Jean MacKenzie, "Global Post"
# "How To Safeguard Afghanistan's Mineral Riches
" - Ashby Monk, "Foreign Policy"Russia
# "Putin Sang Songs While Russia Burned
" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on the Russian government's reaction
to the fires
# "Russia's Activists Lose Hope in President
" - Anna Nemtsova, "Newsweek"
# Russian bloggers are hunting for a police officer
who roughed up a protestor
# "Why The Kremlin is Furious With Lukashenko
" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"Iraq
"Iraq's Troubling Ambiguities
" - Anne Nivat, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Iraq's Blessed Affliction
" - Omar Fadhil al-Nidawi, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The New York Times" reports on the pending U.S. pullout from Iraq
# The U.S. blacklists a group of Iran's military leaders
and 21 firms
# The star of "The Stoning of Soraya M." on stoning in Iran
# "Slate" on how stoning in Iran works
# Wikileaks has asked for the Pentagon's help
in reviewing some documents
# "After Wikileaks, Business As Usual
" - Shibil Siddiqi, "Express Tribune"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# New York City approved plans to build a mosque
at ground zero
# "Digital Diplomacy
" - Sam Dupont, "Foreign Policy"
# Jack Goldsmith on how the START Treaty may erode the Senate's foreign policy role
# "A Democracy 'Reset'
" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"From the Blogs
# "Free Range International" on reconstruction in Afghanistan
# "Enduring America" looks at how the Iranian government treats prisoners