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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 and Real Clear World pick up RFE/RL's Scott Anderson interview

On the RFE/RL Website
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The Scott Anderson interview
# A new crackdown on the opposition in Iran
# 10 years on, looking back on the Russian apartment bombings

Int'l Press Review

Afghaninstan
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Josef Joffe on Afghanistan as "Merkel's War"
# Jim Hoagland on the perils of the Afghan elections
# The WSJ editorializes on Germany and its role in Afghanistan
# The NYT editorializes on Afghan election fraud
# Constanze Stelzenmuller on the Konduz air strike
# Khalid Khan thinks we need to pay the Pakistani police

Iran
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David Ignatius on signs from Tehran...and Washington
# The Wash Post editorializes on the Iran-Venezuela relationship
# 3 authors argue that Iran will have a nuke next year
# A NY Times report supports this notion

Of Interest
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Roger Cohen on Twitter and journalism
# Margaret Warner on reporting in closed societies
# Ronald Asmus on European attitudes towards the U.S.
# Jamie Fly on why the EU needs 'Star Wars'
# The Times (UK) weighs in on the AP photo issue

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
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Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times
# Jeremy Weinstein is the NSC's Democracy Director
# The latest from Laura Rozen...here too

From the Blogs
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Stephen Walt on the difficulties of Afghanistan
# Andrew Exum on the Afghan elections...Michael Cohen weighs in
# Peter Bergen has an Af-Pak reading list
# Kenneth Pollack on why we can't leave Iraq yet

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