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RFE In The Media
# CPJ cites Radio Farda reporting on six filmmakers arrested in Iran

International Press Review

Iran
# The "AP" on an investigation into the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist
# "The Coming Republican Push On Iran" - Trita Parsi, "Salon"
# "Reuters" reports on Mamoud Ahmadinejad's political weakness

Russia
# Vladimir Ryzhkov on the tribulations of the Right Cause party
# The "Christian Science Monitor" on Russia's support for Syria
# "The Kremlin Fixes Another Election" - Vladimir Kara-Murza, "World Affairs"
# "Distorting The Russia-Georgia War" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"
# Activists asked the U.S. Senate to blacklist officials linked to the Yukos takeover

Afghanistan
# Ahmed Rashid on divisions about U.S. policy in Afghanistan
# An Afghan TV presenter was forced to apologize to warlords

Pakistan
# "Karachi: When Terror Hits Home" - Sonya Fatah, "Global Post"
# "Newsline on how Pakistan governs its cities
# Bombers targetted a CD market in Peshawar

Media
# "Jon Stewart and the Burden of History" - Tom Junod, "Esquire"
# "What Wikileaks Tells Us About Al-Jazeera" - Omar Chatriwala, "Foreign Policy"

Economics
# Nouriel Roubini thinks Greece should default and abandon the Euro
# "Countering the Contagious West" - Mohamed El-Erian, "Project Syndicate"

Of Interest
# "Abkhazia's Independence Farce" - Andrei Illarionov, "Foreign Policy"
# At least 50 people have been killed in Yemen in the last two days
# "Next Step Infinity" - Anthony Aguirre, "Edge"
# "In Search Of Nirvana" - Lauren Spencer, "Observer"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
# Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has ended
# What would happen if America stopped smoking?
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