# "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"
# "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 in Afghanistan
# Survivors of a suicide attack criticize the Iraqi security forces
# Anthony Shadid on the introspection of Iraq's political leaders
# "Iran's Bizarre Share Prices" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# Ray Takeyh on democracy in Iran
# "Putin's Priorities" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# "Russian History Rewritten Again" - Vladimir Kara-Murza, "World Affairs Journal"
# 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 Tahir Yuldashov