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# "The Atlantic Wire" links to Robert Tait's piece
on the firing of the Iranian foreign minister
# "The Best Defense (FP)" notes Muhammad Tahir's speech
at the Jamestown Foundation's terrorism conferenceInternational Press ReviewRichard Holbrooke
# "Richard Holbrooke: Kennedy Democrat
" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Remembering Richard Holbrooke
" - Strobe Talbot, "The Washington Post"
# "Was Hobrooke Right About The Afghanistan War?
" - Jean MacKenzie, "Global Post"Afghanistan
# Frank Ruggiero has been named acting U.S. special representative
for Pakistan and Afghanistan
# The Obama Administration will release its Afghanistan review tomorrowPakistan
# "Wikileaks Tests Our Media
" - Zubeida Mustafa, "Dawn"
# The "Express Tribune" reports on a 5 billion rupee land deal
# Pakistan's ruling coalition lost its parliamentary majority yesterdayRussia
# "The Rise And Fall Of Putinism
" - Lyudmila Alexeeva, "Moscow Times"
# The reading of the Khodorkovsky
verdict has been delayed
# "President Medvedev, Russia Needs A New Agenda
" - Mikhail Gorbachev
# "Time" reports on riots by right-wing groups
# "Khodorkovsky's Fate Will Determine Russia's Direction
" - Boris Akunin, "The Guardian"Iran
# "The Spurned Iranian Public
" - Paul Pillar, "National Interest"
# A German expert says Stuxnet set Iran's nuclear program back
two yearsOf Interest
# Kosovo's PM has been named in connection to an arms, drug and organ-trafficking ring
# Evgeny Morozov on DDoS attacks and hacktivism
# "The Balkans' New Normal
" - Ivan Krastev, "Project Syndicate"
# John Hughes laments Wikileaks's effect on trust between journalists and sourcesU.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Judith McHale's remarks
at the Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop