News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast regionFirst Read
# "The Wall Street Journal" interviews Dmitry MedvedevKyrgyzstan
# "The New York Times" reports that the Kyrgyz government has no control
in the South
# "Turmoil in Kyrgyzstan
" - James Joyner. "National Interest"
# The "PBS Newshour" reports on the humanitarian crisis
# "A New Great Game in Central Asia
" - Adrian Pabst, "The National"Pakistan
# "Coddling Pakistan's Islamists
" - Rania Abouzeid, "Foreign Policy"
# Pakistani students recount their ordeal
in Osh, KyrgyzstanAfghanistan
# There will be a meeting in London to discuss Afghanistan's mineral deposits
# International forces have set up an anti-corruption task forceIran
# "Iran's Persecution of the Baha'i
" - Wahied Wahdat-Hagh, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Iran's Next Rival: Turkey
" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"Russia
# "Modernize or Maginalize
" - Aslund & Kuchins, "Moscow Times"
# Elected mayors are becoming a thing of the past
in RussiaOf Interest
# "West Must Offer Turkey a Proper Seat
" - Philip Stevens, "Financial Times"
# "Get Shorter: An Open Letter to Twitter
" - Blake Hoskin, "The New Yorker"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Sally Quinn thinks Hillary Clinton should be Vice President
# "Waiting Games in Afghanistan
" - George Will, "The Washington Post"
# "Not Winning Hearts and Minds
" - Henry Allen, "The Washington Post"
# Pew has released its new Global Attitudes Survey