# "Hamid Gul's War Games" - Hassan & Imtiaz, "Express Tribune"
# "Der Spiegel" interviews Ahmed Rashid
# "Wikileaks Aftermath" - Shuja Nawaz, "Boston Globe"
# "Yes, Afghanistan is Vietnam" - Harold Gould, "The Diplomat"
# Chrsitian Bleuer on how to write about Afghanistan
# "Fear and Loathing in Central Asia" - Leland Miller, "Foreign Policy"
# Six countries have sent firefighters to help Russia
# "The Guardian" interviews Tariq Aziz
# Barack Obama sent a (secret) letter to Ayatollah Ali Sistani
# "Requiem for a Misadventure" - Joe Klein, "Time"
# The "LA Times" reports from Basra
# Cliff Kupchan on Iran sanctions
# Robert Kagan and Peter David attend a briefing by Barack Obama
# "Double Down on Iran Sanctions" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "How to Square the Caucasian Circle" - Thomas de Waal, "Financial Times"
# "Has the Internet Just Sold its Soul?" - Steven Foley, "Independent"
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Pentagon asks Wikileaks to return 15,000 unpublished documents
# Laura Rozen on who may be the next envoy to Pakistan
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
On the Blogs
# "Reason" on smart people being duped by evil regimes
# "The Call (FP)" on the UAE Blackberry ban
# Matt Armstrong on legislating what constitutes a "journalist"