# Steve Coll on a Taliban-controlled caliphate
# A scrapbook from SWAT
# H.D.S Greenway on Afghans acting like Americans
# Afghanistan's mineral chief took a $30 million bribe
# Michael Innis on media leaks as a part of war
# Pakistan's offensive may influence U.S. strategy in Afghanistan
# Neda Sultan's grave site has been desecrated
# Meir Javendafar on Tehran learning from Ankara
# The "WSJ" ed board on hostages held by Iran
# Suspects were arrested for the murder of a Russian activist
# Yulia Latynina on Putin's "Vertical of corruption"
# Lilia Svetsova on Medvedev's modernisation push
# Vladimir Putin gives a "big up" to Russian rappers
Obama in China
# The Newshour on human rights in China
# Peter Beinart thinks China is less likely to listen to the U.S.
# Martin Wolf on what Obama should have said in China
9/11 Terrorist Trials
# Steve Simon thinks the trial is a great idea
# Jeff Jacoby calls the trial "reckless"
# Andrew Cohen channels the Timothy McVeigh trial
# The Senate is at odds with the White House on foreign aid
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# Embassy Row - the "Washington Times"