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The Rundown -- November 21

RFE/RL in the Media
# mentions RFE/RL's report on western firms which help Central Asian states to spy on citizens.
# gives a credit to RFE/RL's report about arrest of 11 suspects in connection with charges of kidnapping brides in Kyrgyzstan.
# cites RFE/RL report on lovers who were arrested in Nakhichevan by police for walking together.
# Ashraf Ghani against the chaos, Economist
# Stopgap Democracy, Foreign Affairs
# China in Afghanistan: Is the Engagement Really a Win-Win? - Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, IPCS
# Tolerance for Women and Girls in Afghanistan, Not Silence - Maryam Zar, Huffington Post
# What Indians Really Think About the Foreign Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Foreign Policy
# Do You Know Where Afghanistan Is? - Huffington Post
# The New European Disorder - Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard,
# Putin plays hardball - Joe Nocera,
# East-West conflict set to run and run - Mark Mardell, BBC
# East-West Meets Far North - Jochen Bittner, NYT
# Russia: The Putin Paradox,