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# "Terrorists Capitalize On Pakistan Floods
" - Marisa Porges, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Hearts, Minds, and Floods
" - Rafia Zakaria, "Dawn"
# "A Trade Deal To Help Rebuild
" - Editorial, "International Herald Tribune"Afghanistan
# "The U.S. Musn't Take The Taliban's Bait
" - Philip Smucker, "USA Today"
# Jean MacKenzie on Hamid Karzai's plans to disband private security firms
# "Cozying Up To The Taliban
" - April Rabkin, "Foreign Policy"
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on Taliban attempts at image cleansing
# A Taliban leader condemns the killing of aid workers
# Survivors of a suicide attack criticize the Iraqi security forces
# Anthony Shadid on the introspection of Iraq's political leadersIran
# "Iran's Bizarre Share Prices
" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# Ray Takeyh on democracy in IranRussia
# "Putin's Priorities
" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# "Russian History Rewritten Again
" - Vladimir Kara-Murza, "World Affairs Journal"Of Interest
# David Kramer thinks the U.S. needs an ambassador to Azerbaijan
# "How To Win The Clash Of Civilizations
" - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "The Wall Street Journal"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "A House Of Worship Or A Symbol of Destruction?
" - Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid
# Imam Feisal Rauf leaves for a State Dept. - sponsored tour of the Middle East
# "Foreign Policy" polls the experts about the legacy of Robert Gates
# Tapes of the interrogation of Ramzi bin al Shibh
were found under a CIA desk
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop
"From the Blogs
# Andrew Bacevich on civilian control of the U.S. military
# "The Long War Journal" on the death of IMU leader