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The Rundown - March 11

Ukrainian parliament deputies catching up on the news.

Ukrainian parliament deputies catching up on the news.

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on working women, country-to-country hotlines, and the (potential) reincarnation of Hugo Chavez
# "Al Monitor" cites RFE/RL reporting on tension on Iraq's northern border with Syria

International Press Review

# Iran has blocked VPNs
# "Iran Crisis is More Stable Than it Seems" -- Nader Mousavizadeh, "Financial Times"
# "Strange Bedfellows -- Iran and Al-Qaeda" -- Peter Bergen, "CNN"

# "The Guardian" on Mikhail Shishkin's refusal to represent Russia at Book Expo America
# "Danse Macabre" -- David Remnick, "The New Yorker"
# Anne Applebaum profiles Evgeny Lebedev

# Lahore has turned into a "battleground" following attacks on Christians
# Hamid Karzai says the U.S. and the Taliban are colluding to stoke fear

Of Interest
# Torture and arbitrary detentions are rife in Iraq
# "The Economist" on the benefits (and not) of the Internet
# Dashcam footage from a tank in Syria from an Abkhaz news network

Science & Technology
# How to keep a dead leader's body fresh for public viewing
# There just aren't as many UFO sightings as there used to be

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# How the legal case was built for the droning of Anwar al-Awlaki (a response to the piece)
# "The Danger of Suppressing the Leaks" -- Margaret Sullivan, "The New York Times"
# "Revenge of the Sources" -- Ezra Klein,"The Washington Post"