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The Rundown - July 22

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region


# "America Must Give the South to the Taliban" - Robert Blackwill, "Financial Times"
# "Afghanistan, Not Karzai, Needs Aid" - Editorial, "The National"
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on General Petraeus's strategy review

# "Does the News Even Matter Anymore?" - Khurram Husain, "Express Tribune"
# "Another India-Pak Impasse" - Sumit Ganguly, "The Diplomat"

# Iran claims Shahram Amiri was spying in the U.S.
# Barry Rubin doesn't think Iran should be attacked...yet
# "Iran's Swedish Protector" - Mats Tunehag, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Book Review: "Letters To My Torturer"

# "Turning Russia into a Nuclear Dump" - Vladimir Kara-Murza, "World Affairs Journal"

Of Interest

# "All Together Now: Missile Defense" - Sam Nunn, et al, "The New York Times"
# "The Next Iraq Deadline" - Editorial, "The New York Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Every Soldier A Hero? Hardly" - William J. Astore, "LA Times"
# John D. Bennett has been named head of the CIA's clandestine service
# Timothy Garton Ash bemoans hyper-partisanship in U.S. politics
# The inspector general for Afghan reconstruction is on the hot seat