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RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on ending "ghagh" in Pahtun culture, and on election "reforms" in Iran

International Press Review

Iran
# Iran has launched its domestic YouTube competitor
# Former presidential advisers say the U.S. may strike Iran in 2013
# Iran's missile program is reportedly lagging
# Watching Syria from Iran

Russia
# On the Magnitsky Bill as a piece of pro-Russia legislation
# The "Telegraph" on Russian assassins in Britain
# "What Magnitsky Means to Me" - Dylan Williams, "Foreign Policy"
# Ed Lucas on Russia-Norway relations

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "One Raid, Two Stories" - Anna Husarska, "The Washington Post"
# Declan Walsh on the factory fire that killed 262 in Karachi
# The U.S. has detained hundreds of Afghan teenagers during the war
# Matthieu Aikins on peace (for now) in Marjah, Afghanistan
# The plastic surgery market is taking off in Afghanistan

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "No America in The Caucasus" - Thomas de Waal, "Foreign Affairs"
# Belarus is a real hot spot for students from Turkmenistan
# Victims of communism in Albania are still seeking closure

Of Interest
# How to clean up docs and pics to protect sensitive sources
# "The Power of Negative Thinking" - Oliver Burkeman, "The Wall St. Journal"
Photos from a Chinese toy factory

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "When Push Comes to Shove on Iran" - John Vincour, "The New York Times"
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# A master class in public diplomacy
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