News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast regionAfghanistan
# "The National" reports from Kandahar
as a large offensive looms
# "The Daily Beast" interviews Ahmed Wali Karzai
# Valerie Hudson and Patricia Leidl on women in Afghanistan
# "Obama's Mixed Message to Karzai
" - David McKean, "Boston Globe"
# Gerard Russell thinks Hamid Karzai should take notes
from Nuri al-Maliki
# "U.S. Lost in Afghanistan Vote
" - Peter Galbraith, "LA Times"
# "Pakistan: Nursery of Modern Jihad?
" - Editorial, "Dawn"
# Cyril Almeida looks at drone strikes in Pakistan
# "New Talks, Old Fears
" - Maleeha Lodhi, "News International"Iraq
# At least 100 people died
in violence in Iraq yesterday
# "Ruling Baghdad
" - Joost Hiltermann, "National Interest"
# "Iran Could be the Winner in Iraq's Election
" - Simon Tisdall, "The Guardian"Russia
# "Stalin's Ghost
" - Thomas Sherlock, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Mr. Medvedev's Choice
" - Vladimir Kara-Murza, "World Affairs Journal"
# "Russia Modernizes - The Old-Fashioned Way
" - Christian Caryl, "Foreign Policy"
# Russia turned over files on the Katyn massacre
to Polish officialsIran
# Iran will allow the mothers of three detained hikers
to visit their children
# Julia Ioffe on the inventor of Chat Roulette
# "The Next Round of the Great Game
" - Richard Lourie, "Moscow Times"
# "Battling the Cyber War Mongers
" - Evgeny Morozov, "The Wall Street Journal"
# A mass grave of an estimated 250 Albanians
was discovered in Serbia
# Matthew Collin on religion in Georgia