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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 Irish Times discusses Prague in 1989
# The Telegraph blog on Georgia (note first reader comment)
# Akbar Atri & Mariam Memarsadeghi on Iran's democrats

On the RFE/RL Website
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The task ahead for Hamid Karzai
# The anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis

Int'l Press Review

Afghanistan/Pakistan
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George Will on Hamid Karzai's shortcomings
# David Ignatius on Afghan governance
# The USA Today ed board on the Afghan "mess"
# The Was Post ed board on Karzai as a partner
# Robert Fisk on the America's propping up of Karzai
# Matthew Frankel on Abdullah Abdullah's decision to boycott
# The Newshour interviews James Dobbins and Jim McGovern

Iran
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Mass protests planned in Iran today
# The Revolutionary guards is extending its reach into media

Russia
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Lionel Beehner on the revival of Stalin

Iraq
# The Boston Globe ed board on the maturing of Iraq

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
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Thomas Friedman on buying allies
# Josh Rogin on the State-DoD turf war
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
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How did the pundits do on Afghanistan?
# The events of 1989 as a discussion topic
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