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

On the RFE/RL Website
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Iranian students return to school amid tension
# Spinning missile defense in Moscow

Int'l Press Review

Afghanistan
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Reidel & O'Hanlon on fully resourcing the war
# David Ignatius on British history in Afghanistan
# Michael Crowley on Joe Biden's Afghan opinion change
# Fred Kaplan thinks it's all about legitimacy
# The Taliban is widening attacks from Pakistan

U.N. General Assembly
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Ahmadinejad's speech to the GA (video)...as protesters chant
# Obama's speech (video)

Iran
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Newsweek interviews Ahmadinejad
# Timothy Garton Ash on who to support in Iran
# Russia may join economic sanctions against Iran
# The U.S. can meet with Iranian nuclear experts

Of Interest
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The Brazilian President on the coming G-20 meeting
# A gay pride parade was canceled in Serbia
# "Smile, You're on Iraqi TV"
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Martii Ahtisaari on Turkey's EU future

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
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Nikolas Gvosdev thinks Obama is "delusional"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - The Washington Times

From the Blogs
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Laura Rozen on the McChrystal leak...
# ...George Packer weighs in as well
# Steve Coll on Afghanistan through India-Pakistan
# Larison on the dangers of democratization
# Will the Kalasha go extinct?
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