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Times Square Bomb Attempt
# Josh Rogin: bomb attempt comes at "delicate time"
# Pakistan has arrested people in Karachi
in connection with the bomb attempt
# "Why Pakistan Produces Jihadists
" - Sadanand Dhume, "The Wall Street Journal"Pakistan
# "North Waziristan: Terrorism's New Hub?
" - Ahmed Rshid, "The Washington Post"
# Nicholas Schmidle on old and new school jihadists
# The U.S. Ambassador to India met with Pakistan's President and Foreign Minister
# "What Iran's Dictator Got Right
" - Reza Aslan, "Daily Beast"
# "Obama's Nuclear Misstep in Iran
" - Meir Javendafar, "The Guardian"
# Bronze statues in Tehran
are being stolenAfghanistan
# "Toggling Between Fighting and Outreach
" - C.J. Chivers, "The New York Times"
# "Land of 10,000 Wars
" - Ganesh Sitaraman, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Is it Time to Talk to the Taliban?
" - Jonathan Steele, "The Guardian"Russia
# Putin and Kadyrov dispute their inclusion on the "Predators of the Press
# "A Nation Infected with Worms and Leeches
" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# Only half of Russia's governors
have made their finances public
# "Central Asia's Northern Exposure
" - Kuchins & Sanderson, "International Herald Tribune"
# A rift over energy continues
between Russia and Belarus
# Blocs of Shi'ite politicians have formed an alliance in Iraq
# Kyrgyzstan is investigating fuel sales
to the U.S. military at the Manas baseU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop
# James Traub on the Obama Administration's human rights agenda