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# "Pakistan's Project of Renewal
" - Asif Ali Zardari, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Floods and Junkets
" - Editorial, "Dawn"Afghanistan
# "Stay Forever
" - Josef Joffe, "The New Republic"
# "The Killing Fields of Afghanistan
" - Editorial, "The Guardian"Russia
# "The New York Times" reports on fears of radioactivity
from the Russian fires
# "Moscow in a Haz
e" - Masha Gessen, "Slate"
# "Yulia Latynina on the apparent power struggle
for "Emir of the Caucasus"
# Vladimir Putin is helping fight fires - literallyIraq
# "The Guardian" reports on a possible resurgence of al-Qaeda in Iraq
# Daniel Serwer and Sean Kane on Iraq's political stalemate
# "The New York Times" reports on the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq
# Iran's ambassador pledges more trade with Iraq
# "How to Debate Ahmadinejad
" - Babak Rahimi, "Foreign Policy"
# "10 Questions for the Negotiators with Iran
" - Ephraim Asculai, "Real Clear World"Blackberry Ban
# Blackberry and Saudi Arabia reach a deal
# Chistian Caryl wonders if the UAE banned Blackberries because of IsraelOf Interest
# "Between Uzbekistan and a Hard Place
" - Ilan Greenberg, "Foreign Policy"
# Kyrgyz authorities have arrested the former prime minister
# "The Myth of Authoritarian Growth
" - Dani Rodrik, "Moscow Times"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Reset the Russian Reset Policy
" - Ariel Cohen, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Newt Gingrich: The Indipensible Republican
" - John Richardson, "Esquire"
# Germany has closed the "9/11 mosque"
in HamburgOn the Blogs
# "Blighty (The Economist)" on David Cameron's public diplomacy
# Andrew Brown wonders if Tariq Ramadan is too spiritual