# "The Economist" on Balkh governor
Atta Mohammad Noor
# "Why Do We Laugh at North Korea but Fear Iran?
" - Julian Hattem, "The Atlantic"
# "Top Gear
" is pretty popular in Iran
# "News by and for the Authorities
" - Walker & Orttung, "The New York Times"
# Facebook Home
is the end of the very notion of personal privacy
# Teachers can finally stop
grading papers and things
Off Shore Investigation
# The list
of prominent names so far published
# More on Mukhtar Ablyazov
, Dmytro Firtash
, and Moonis Elahi
RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic"
on potential for Navalny to end up in jail
# "Al Jazeera" cites
RFE/RL reporting on health week in Turkmenistan
# Masha Gessen on "The Americans
" for "Slate"
International Press Review
# The back
of nuclear negotiations in Almaty
# Iranians are back from Nowruz vacations and facing a tough election season
# "The Ayatollah in his Labyrinth
" - Abbas Milani, "Foreign Policy"
# “The Father of Iran’s Nuclear Programme
” - Peter Jenkins, "Lobe Log"
# "A Dictator's Guide on Ruling for Life
" - Alexei Zakharov, "Moscow Times"
# Gazprom will return to the Yamal-Europe 2 pipeline
# Russians will not get their Mark Knopfler
# Candidates in elections are facing tests
of their faithfullness (or lack of it)
# A committee in the UK parliament says just .6% of Pakistanis pay taxes
# A discussion with young women
fighting for their rights in Pakistan
# "Pakistan’s Precipitous Decline
" - William Milam, "The New York Times"
# Study: The Fighters
# "The Road to Failure in Iraq
" - Adnan Pachachi, "The New York Times"
# Archaeologists have unearthed Abraham's home
RFE/RL Target Region
# Bidzina Ivanishvili's name surfaced in the ICIJ off-shore report
# A Kazakh firm has filed a $400 million claim
against the Kyrgyz government
# Russia has offered Serbia a $500 million loan
# Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks are producing a movie
about Mikhail Gorbachev
# Online music licensing revenues
have surpassed radio
# The rise of Bitcoin
Science & Technology
# Watch how the new Facebook Home
# Scientists can see
what you're dreaming
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Video of James Earl Ray
-- the man who shot Martin Luther King