News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast regionHamid Karzai in Washington
# "Inside the Karzai Visit
" - Josh Rogin, "Foreign Policy"
# "Mr. Obama and Mr. Karzai, Take Two
" - Editorial, "The New York Times"
# "Karzai Bests Obama, For Now
" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"
# The State Department is pleased with the Karzai visitAfghanistan
# "The New York Times" reports on mistrust between Afghan and Western officials
# Nasir Shansab thinks Karzai should resign
# "Shura to Fail?
" - Ann Marlowe, "The New Republic"Iran
# Maziar Bahari on being sentenced
to 13 years in jail and 74 lashes in absentia
# Roxana Saberi on human rights in IranPakistan
# People talk terrorism
on the streets of KarachiIraq
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on the re-arming of the Sadr militias
# "How to Get the Endgame Right
" - Bradford Higgins, "Christian Science Monitor"
# "A Touch of Hollywood in Baghdad
" - Alice Fordham, "GlobalPost"Russia
# A leaked document calls for a friendler foreign policy
from the Kremlin
# Russia and the U.S. disagree on Moscow's arms sales to Iran
# Russia and Turkey sign a series of trade and energy dealsOf Interest
# "The Rights Stuff
" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# "Uzbekistan's Aids Shame
" - Paul Canning, "The Guardian"
# Sophie Richardson wonders if it's worth talking to China about human rightsU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Case for the New START Treaty
" - Robert Gates, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "What's Happening to Faisal Shahzad?
" - Perino & Burck, "The Wall Street Journal"