# This year's opium crop
in Afghanistan is expected to be quite large
# Candidates are "trying to stay alive
" in Pakistan
# How the U.S. and Pakistan
# The GCC wants post-earthquake inspections
# There may be an accounting of war crimes
# How to calculate if Mars
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Gitmo Is Killing Me
" - Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, "The New York Times"
# "Obama Is Flying Blind on Drones
" - Albert Hunt, "Bloomberg"
# Surveillance court decisions
are to remain secret
RFE/RL In The Media
# "Foreign Policy" cites
RFE/RL reporting on the land dispute between Iran and Azerbaijan
International Press Review
# "The Magnitsky Act Needs to Be Strengthened
" - David Kramer, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia's Olympic City
" - Anna Nemtsova, "Foreign Policy"
# Mark Galeotti on the trial of Alexei Navalny
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Africa
to sign energy deals
# Sanctioned businessman Babak Zanjani
says the blacklisting is good for business
# "Tehran's Almaty Opening
" - Mehrun Etebari, "National Interest"
# "Why Is Iran Running Out of Medicine?
" - Marc Herman, "Pacific Standard"
# Georgia is a tourist destination
# Two ANP politicians
were targeted by the Taliban
# IISS on Pakistan-Afghanistan relations
# "The Ghost of Afghanistan's Past
" - William Dalrymple, "The New York Times"
# Report: The Taliban and the U.S. military were to blame
for an airstrike that killed nearly 20 civilians
# Afghanistan is not happy about a new border gate
built by Pakistan
RFE/RL Target Region
# Catherine Ashton will visit
# Turkey's role in Central Asia
between the U.S. and Russia
# The new Pope and the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine
# "When Muslims Intermarry, Do They Keep the Faith?
" - Naomi Schaefer Riley, "The Washington Post"
# Hangovers are an economic drag
Science & Technology
# "The Martian Chroniclers
" - Burkhard Bilger, "The New Yorker"
# A hobby astronomer may have found an old Soviet probe
crashed on Mars
U.S. Politics/Foreign Politics
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis
of Shields and Brooks
# "Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Post-Scandal Playbook
" - Jonathan Van Meter, "The New York Times"