News & views on RFE's broadcast regionAfghanistan
# Afghan guards at U.S. bases in Afghanistan have terrorist ties
# "Should Afghanistan Exist?
" - Christopher de Bellaigue, "NY Review Of Books"
# "Karzai's Taliban Ploy
" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"
# "Think Again: The Afghan Surge
" - Gilles Dorronsoro, ''Foreign Policy"Pakistan
# The Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine
in Karachi was attacked by suicide bombers
# "Understanding NATO's Incursions
" - Khalid Munir, "Express Tribune"
# "Cut Off Aid To Pakistan
" - Steve Metz, "The New Republic"
# "The Black Hole Of Pakistan
" - Ishnu Das, "Foreign Policy"Iran
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may travel to the Israeli border
in a visit to Lebanon
# "U.S. Hikers And Iran's Maze
" - Haleh Esfandiari, "LA Times"
# "Why Iran Won't Bow To Foreign Pressure
" - Hooman Majd, "The Washington Post"
# "Caught Between Bombing Iran And An Iranian Bomb
" - Philip Stevens, "Financial Times"
# European oil companies still have dealings with IranRussia
# "CNN" interviews Yuri Luzhkov
# "Thieves Should Go To Jail!
" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"
# Russia will refund Iran
for its deposit towards S-300 missile systemsOf Interest
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on Iraq's political wrangling
# "Washington's Bosnia Fiasco
" - Ted Galen Carpenter, "National Interest"
# "How China Plays The Great Game
" - Madhav Nalapat, "The Diplomat"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# A new report is critical of the White House's handling
of the BP oil spill
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop