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A first look at the news on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
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The Weekly Standard on FPI's evening with dissidents, moderated by Jeff Gedmin
# Full video of the FPI event at CSPAN

On the RFE/RL Website
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An interview with an Iranian who was raped in prison
# How the EU handles immigration (it doesn't)

Int'l Press Review

Afghanistan
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Jane Harman & Michael O'Hanlon see corruption as a benchmark
# Max Hastings says Obama is running out of options
# The WSJ ed board on Europe's Afghan committment...
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...the CS Monitor weighs in
# FP interviews Zalmay Khalilzad
# Who leaked the McChrystal strategy?

Russia
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The FT editorializes on the Medvedev-Putin relationship
# Yulia Latynina on meetings with Putin gone bad
# Vladimir Kozin lists obstacles to better Russia-NATO ties

Iran
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Thomas Friedman on splits in Iranian leadership
# 2 activists on Ahmadinejad's empty words

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
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Mark Helprin thinks Obama caved twice last week
# The Dali Lama will not be invited to the White House
# The State Dept. has a language(s) deficiency
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

From the Blogs
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Matt Armstrong thinks we need to fill the BBG
# Spencer Ackerman on McChrystal's strategy
# McChrystal will not be testifying any time soon

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