News & views on RFE's broadcast regionIran
# "Spiegel" interviews Iran's chief nuclear negotiator
# "Iran's Aspiring Autocrat Seeks A Hardline Era
" - Ray Takeyh, "Financial Times"
# "Iran Will Stay Tough On The Nuclear Issue
" - Meir Javendafar, "The Guardian"
# "Iran Overhauls Subsidies In the Face Of Sanctions
" - Alireza Nader, "RAND"
# U.S. Senators Lieberman and Kirk accused China of violating sanctions
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on the opium crop
# The "BBC" reports that more than 40 Taliban have surrendered
in Konduz provincePakistan
# "The Washington Post" reports that the ISI rushed Mullah Omar to a Karachi hospital
# "What Pakistan Did Right
" - C. Christine Fair, "Foreign Policy"
# A government-endorsed Sharia court
has been set up in SwatRussia
# Dmitry Medvedev met journalist Oleg Kashin
# "Raising Patriots Rather Than Physicists
" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Poland has blamed Russia for the plane crash
that killed president Lech Kazcynski
# The Kremlin plans to divest
from some its media holdingsTunisia
# "The Arab Gdansk
" - Roger Cohen, "The New York Times"
# "Morning In Tunisia
" - Michele Penner Angrist, "Foreign Affairs"Of Interest
# "What I Told Obama About Beijing’s Human Rights Problem
" - Li Xiaorong
# "RIM On The Ropes
" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Information is power
, that's why you read The RundownU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Hillary Clinton Echoes The Bush Doctrine
" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop
# "The Ike Speech That Eclipses JFK
" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"
# Hendrik Hertzberg remembers Sargent Shriver