Monday's global agenda: Russia under pressure

Next steps: The United States is conferring with Israel about new sanctions planned against Iran should international negotiations this month fail to curb the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen told the Haaretz newspaper during a visit to Israel. [Reuters]

Eyeing Asia: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is on a three-country trip to Asia to strengthen military ties with allies. He's visiting India next after stops in Vietnam and in Singapore for the Shangri-La security talks.

South of the border: Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson heads the U.S. delegation to the 42nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Bolivia. This year's focus is food security and sovereignty.

Family ties: Intrigue in the Karzai family is clouding Afghanistan's fate, The New York Times reports.

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