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The Rundown - September 27


Tatarstan -- Old tatar woman reads Tatar newspaper "Beznen gacit", 06May2009

Tatarstan -- Old tatar woman reads Tatar newspaper "Beznen gacit", 06May2009

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" -- on food stocks in Tajikistan and car wrecks in Ukraine
# "Reviewing Pakistan’s Peace Deals with the Taliban" - Daud Khattak, "CTC Sentinel"
# "There’s No Iron in Putin’s Curtain" - Leonid Bershidsky, "Bloomberg"

International Press Review

Iran
# "A Flimsy U.S. Sanctions Policy Toward Iran" - Davenport & Berman, "The Washington Post"
# Authorities in Iran arrested and jailed a close aide to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
# Iran turns to matchmaking sites to solve the marriage crisis

Russia
# Andrew Kramer on experimental medical care in Russia
# "What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow" - Julia Ioffe, "The New Republic"
# "Big Setbacks Give Gazprom Impetus for Change" - Anders Aslund, "Moscow Times"
# Nashi puts out a bounty on Pussy Riot
# Alexander Lebedev has been charged with "hooliganism"

Georgia
# "Georgia Holds its Breath" - Thomas de Waal, "Foreign Policy"
# "Sakaashvili's Choice" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "European Voice" on Georgian citizenship rules

Of Interest
# "Who Else Is Violating Iraqi Airspace?" - Micah Zenko, CFR
# Swedish mobile operator TeliaSonera says Swedish authorities have opened a bribe probe in Uzbekistan
# Ukraine is planning to raise import tariffs

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Josh Foust on drone strikes in Pakistan (new Stanford/NYU report here)
# Steve LeVine interviews Nate Silver on predictions
# "Mitt's Stake" - Benjamin Wallace-Wells, "New York"
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