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The Rundown - March 13

A Pakistani reads an Urdu-language newspaper in Karachi.

A Pakistani reads an Urdu-language newspaper in Karachi.

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on new rules for the Russian political elite
# RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari was interviewed by the Italian daily "L'Espresso"
# "The Huffington Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on a controversial hug in Caracas

International Press Review

# Iran may promise the UN that it will not seek nuclear weapons
# A UN investigator raps Iran over arrests of journalists and other things in the lead-up to elections
# "Iran Can’t Follow North Korea’s Nuclear Example" -- Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# "A Colorful New Vision of Old Iranian Folklore" -- Steven Heller, "The Atlantic"
# Iran wants to sue over "Argo" -- does it have a case?

# Andrei Lugovoi will not talk to British investigators in the Litvinenko case
# "The World Needs to Understand Putin" -- Alexandr Dugin, "Financial Times"
# "The Putin Doctrine" -- Leon Aron, "Foreign Affairs"
# Russian hackers may have been responsible for hacking Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and others

# "Karzai’s Bet: Vilifying U.S." -- Alissa Rubin, "The New York Times"
# The Taliban are stopping polio vaccinations in Afghanistan
# Christian leaders in Lahore say the population had received several threats
# Afghanistan has asked Australia not to return failed asylum-seeking Hazaras
# The Afghan Army needs to face reality on civilian casualties

RFE/RL Target Region
# "The Iraq War That Might Have Been" -- Gordon & Trainor, "Foreign Policy"
# U.S. intelligence thinks Central Asia's threats are internal
# Can't get enough of those old war bunkers in Albania

Of Interest
# "Preventing an Arctic Cold War" -- Paul Arthur Berkman, "The New York Times"
# Five corporate enemies of the Internet
# Pictures of children with their most-prized posessions

Science & Technology
# "Welcome to Facebook's Mid-Life Crisis" -- John Herman, "Buzzfeed"
# Self-healing hardware exists
# Life almost certainly could have existed on Mars

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Congressman Paul Ryan has released his budget proposal
# "What Vali Nasr Gets Wrong" -- Sarah Chayes, "Foreign Policy"
# Listen to Bradley Manning's full opening statement