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# "Helping Pakistan Despite Its Government
" - Imtiaz Gul, "Foreign Policy"
# The U.S. has stopped pressing Pakistan
to pursue the Haqqani network
# Asif Ali Zardari is visiting the flooded areasAfghanistan
# "The New York Times" reports on the struggles of the Afghan National Army
# "Hamid Karzai & America's Vietnam Mistake
" - Carpenter & Innocent, "LA Times"
# "The State of the War
" - Editorial, "International Herald Tribune"Russia
# "Russia's Fiery Summer
" - William Dobson, "The Washington Post"
# "Georgia & The Limits of Russian Power
" - Melik Kalyan, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Putin, Medvedev Ignore Kursk Date
" - Alexey Eremenko, "Moscow Times"Iraq
# "The Endgame in Iraq
" - Ellen Knickermeyer, "The Daily Beast"
# "The New York Times" reports on Amb. Christopher Hill's exit from IraqIran
# "Sanctions: A Gift to the Regime
" - Saeed Kamali Dehghan, "The Guardian"
# Iran is rolling back some stoning sentencesWikileaks
# The Pentagon reacts to Wikileaks' plan
to publish 15,000 additional documents
# "How Wikileaks Could Use its Power for Good
" - Charli Carpenter, "Foreign Policy"
# The U.S. is pressing its allies
to crack down on WikileaksOf Interest
# "Central Asia's New Silk Roads
" - Parag Khanna, "International Herald Tribune"
# Turkey may have used chemical weapons
against the PKK
# "Disaster Politics
" - Alastair Smith & Alejandro Quiroz Flores, "Foreign Affairs"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Senator John Kerry will visit Pakistan next week
# "Awlaki vs. Predator
" - David Rivkin & Lee Casey, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop
"From the Blogs
# Todd Gitlin (TNR) discusses the "Ground Zero Mosque"
# "World Politics Review" on Syria's arresting of 400 PKK members