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JRL #5553 Contents:

1. AP: Kremlin Begins Talks With Chechens.
2. The Independent (UK): Anna Hunt, So has the Russian mafia finally met its match? Vladimir Putin is getting tough in the war against corruption.
3. The Russia Journal: Gabor Szabo and Vladimir Kitov, Russia’s closed cities are open and shut case.
4. Newsweek: Howard Fineman and Martha Brant, Now, Yalta on the Fly. In a star turn, Dubya dances with old enemies, defeats new ones and mulls his next steps.
5. Boston Globe: Lisbeth Gronlund and David Wright, Let's move beyond Cold War thinking.
6. Washington Post: Daniel Williams, Russian Oil Firms Block Production Cut. OPEC Threatens Price War As Moscow Seeks to Widen Its Share of World Market.
7. Los Angeles Times: Graham Allison, It's the Plutonium, Stupid.
8. Chicago Tribune: Mitchel B. Wallerstein, Worry about the right threat. Big weapons are hard to handle.
9. Baltimore Sun: Michael Hill, Now comes the hard part. Battleground: Will Afghanistan emerge as a stable nation or be torn apart once again?
10. AFP: US documents allege up to 300 deaths in Soviet anthrax outbreak.