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# "The New York Times" reports on Iranian shell companies
used to circumvent sanctionsRFE/RL in the Media
# "The Twitter Devolution
" - Golnaz Esfandiari, "Foreign Policy"
# Steve Clemons discusses Jeff Gedmin's recent trip to Pakistan
(reprinted at "Talking Points Memo
# "Eurasianet" reprints an RFE/RL report on Russia's issues with drugs from Afghanistan
# "UPI" cites RFE/RL reporting on KyrgyzstanInternational Press ReviewIran
# "Foreign Policy" has seven pieces on Iran
from Abbas Milani, Reza Aslan, and others
# The UN Security Council may vote on Iran sanctions
# "We Need to Talk to Iran
" - Charles Kupchan, "Moscow Times"Afghanistan
# "Karzai's Isolation Worries Afghans and the West
" - Alissa Rubin, "The New York Times"
# Hamida Ghafour thinks the Taliban are happy with the peace jirga
# The UK will send some young Afghans back
to their country Pakistan
# Pakistan's Foreign Minister says Taliban leaders are fleeing
# "A Sad Place Indeed
" - Kamran Shafi, "Dawn"
# "In Pakistan's Own Back Yard
" - Saba Imtiaz, "Foreign Policy"
# "Ahmadi Massacre Silence is Despiriting
" - Declan Walsh, "The Guardian"Russia
# Poland accuses Russian police officers of stealing from the Lech Kazcynski crash siteOf Interest
# A top official has left the Kyrgyz interim government
# An Indian court hands down a decision
on the Union Carbide industrial disaster
# "Germany's Dangerous Code of Silence
" - Anne Applebaum, "The Washington Post"
# A second al-Qaeda suspect
turns himself in in YemenChina
# "China Flexes Its Soft Power
" - David Shambaugh, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Liberty Endures in Two-System China
" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Cairo Obama, One Year Later
" - Nabil Fahmy, "LA Times"
# Marc Thiessen on CIA drone strikes