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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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A imminent ground offensive in Pakistan
# Hillary Clinton is going to Russia
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The week in Facebook

Int'l Press Review

Afghanistan/Pakistan
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The FT profiles Stanley McChrystal
# The Independent on Pakistan's SWAT offensive
# The Newshour on militancy in Pakistan
# Robert Thomson on the U.K.'s Afghan successes
# Pakistan's US Ambassador hasn't been fired...yet

Russia
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Vladimir Ryzhkov on Moscow's dim view of dissidents
# Roman Kupchinsky on Gazprom and the Kremlin in 2003
# A new pipeline is worrying Eastern Europe

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
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Peter Beinart on Petraeus as Ike
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Joseph Nye on Obama's nuclear agenda
# Bret Stephens on Obama's Nobel Prize
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

Of Interest
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Journalists are fleeing Iran as fast as they can get out
# There is slow progress being made in Iraq
# Mary Dejevsky thinks Tony Blair should not be Europe's president
# Jeremy Phillips on the internet as a disrupter of everything

From the Blogs
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Obama's problems with the left on Afghanistan...more from Ackerman
# Hassan Abbas on the Taliban's latest attacks
# Hendrik Hertzberg on Obama's peace prize
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