# The New Iranian Style Guide - Foreign Policy picks up Golnaz Esfandiari's blog post# Court slams Fatullayev with another prison sentence - CPJ# 'The Dallas Morning News' lists RFE/RL's old building as a key tourism stop
# Five Afghan soldiers were accidentally killed by a NATO bombing campaign, reports 'The Washington Post'
# David E. Decosse of the 'San Francisco Chronicle" discusses the rationale behind US rules of engagement
# New national survey details the extent of Afghan corruption
# Nasim Fekrat of 'Foreign Policy' discusses Afghan's 'not-so-free' press
# 'Amnesty International' reports that imprisoned journalist faces new jail term
# 'UPI' details BP's commitment and investment in Azerbaijan
# Nick Danziger details the slow hunt for the truth about Balkans' missing, in 'BBC'
# 'SRATFOR' report details Russia's mounting influence in Belarus and Kazakhstan, reprinted in Forbes
# Sen. McCain claims that Israel is not currently considering a strike on Iran, in 'The Washington Post'
# UAE ambassador advocates strike on Iran, but now is backtracking# 'The Guardian' reports that Iran halted woman's death by stoning
# 'The New York Times' reports that a new batch of Iraq suicide bombings are targeting Shiite pilgrims
Kazakhstan# 'The Economist' covers Kazakhstan's long-serving president
# The Krygyzstan government renews a push for extradition of ex-president
# 'AP' reports that Moldvoa will hold a Sept. 5th referendum to determine whether to elect the country's president by popular vote
# Pakistan continues to experiences Armed Protest Rallies, reports 'The Wall Street Journal'
# AP: Pakistan targets Chinese energy investment
# Ruth Collins of 'The Guardian" details the rocky state of US-Russian relations# Sergei Markedonov views recent US action on terroism as strengthening solidarity with Russia
# The 'BBC' patches together details of a potential US-Russia 'spy swap'
# Mitt Romney criticizes the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty while Pifer and Talbott provide a defense, in 'The Washington Post'
# The erosion of Russian democracy goes digital, reports 'The Moscow Times'Ukraine# Ukraine's parliament approves budget cuts in order to secure IMF funding, reports 'ABC News'