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RFE/RL In The Media
# "France 24" cites Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on Iran
# "The Atlantic" links to RFE/RL's Armenian Service's video on the Yerevan Putin fan club

International Press Review

# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on the activism of Grigory Chkhartishvili
# Russia will continue to sell arms to Syria
# Miriam Elder on the punk band Pussy Riot
# It's going to be cold in Moscow this weekend

# The Iranian regime is trying to re-brand the "Arab Spring"
# The Council on Foreign Relations on managing a potential oil crisis
# U.S. officials raised new warnings about Iran and al Qaeda
# David Ignatius on a potential Israeli strike on Iran

Broadcast Region
# "Foreign Policy" interviews Mikheil Saakashvili
# Will Azerbaijan change its name?
# Some cool Cold War satellite photos
# Thousands are stranded by heavy snow in rural Serbia

Of Interest
# 10 questions on Tumblr's new editorial project
# "Reuters" introduces its Social Pulse web feature
# Just because: "The Guardian" interviews David Lee Roth

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# This is what passes for news in 2012
# Michael Cohen on the politics of the U.S. leaving Afghanistan