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The Rundown -- January 15


RFE/RL in the Media

# David Satter visa rejection covered across international media: Interview on CNN; Washington Post; The Guardian; Forbes opinion
# Satter op-ed in "Wall Street Journal"
Middle East
# Palestinians starving to death in Syria
# Egypt and Tunisia vote on constitutions
# Egypt sets sights on Hamas
Iran
# U.S. Defense contractor caught allegedly trying to smuggle F-35 blueprints to Iran
# Rohani tweets that world "surrendered to Iranian nation's will"
# "An Iran Hawk's Case Against New Iran Sanctions" - Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
# "New York Times" and "Washington Post" run editorials against new Iran sanctions
# What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Making a Deal With Iran
# How far will Iran go to work with "the great Satan?"
Iraq
# Gates says Al-Qaeda in Iraq has seized on anti-Sunni Maliki
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan picks woman for senior police role
# Life as "the most honest man in Afghanistan" is not well paid
# "Pakistani Cinema’s New Wave" - Binah Shah, "New York Times"
# Pakistani school to be renamed for teen who died in attack
# Infanticide on the rise in Pakistan
Russia
# Fifty-seven percent of Russians regret Soviet breakup, according to poll
Eastern Europe
# Ukrainian protesters hire PR company to boost image in Russia
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan honors chess grandmaster after untimely death
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan parliament considers sanctions against "lesbianism"
Of Interest
# "Sun Times" to test bitcoin paywall
# Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has a manifesto
# Anna Chapman's new clothing line
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