Thursday, October 23, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- September 5

RFE/RL in the Media
# "The Washington Post" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's piece on the Iranian Foreign Minister's Facebook account 

 
Syria
# Hearings hint at Obama's "true intentions
# "Bait and Switch" - Bruce Ackerman, "Foreign Policy" 
# "Hezbollah's Empty Threats Against Israel" - Shlomi Eldar, Al-Monitor 
# "Assad Wages War Shielded With a Smile" - Neil MacFarquhar and Ben Hubbard, "The New York Times" 
# Assad's Instagram is a sight to behold  
 
Middle East
# Snowden leaks show Al-Qaeda working to fight drones 
# Syria and Egypt herald the return of "Nasserism" 
 
Iran 
# "No, Iran Doesn't Need Assad" - Sune Engel Rasmussen, "The Atlatntic" 
# "Reading Syria from Tehran" - "The Economist" 
# Can Iran "help fix" Syria crisis? 
# Twitter account said to belong to Rohani wishes all Jews a "blessed Rosh Hashanah
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Concerns linger over preparedness of Afghanistan security forces; and "bleeding recruits" due to attacks 
# Woman steals $1.1 million from Afghan bank 
# Human Rights watch on abuses towards women in Afghanistan 
# Pakistan Supreme Court rejects petition against drone strikes 
 
Russia
# Putin AP interview on relations with Obama, Snowden and Snowden 
A night on the town with an anti-migrant vigilante group 
# "Putin's No Stalin" - Dimitri A. Simes, The National Interest 
# Navalny's campaign doing better than Kremlin expected 
 
Eastern Europe
# Nordic and Baltic states condemn Russian pressure on Moldova h
# Yanukovych pushing Parliament on EU association measures, despite Kremlin pressure 
# Ukraine's far-right Svoboda party organizing march against Jewish pilgrimage to Uman 
 
Caucasus
# "An Offer Sargsyan Could Not Refuse" - Thomas de Waal, Carnegie Moscow Center 
# Yerevan says EU customs agreement is still possible 
# Women in Nakhichevan banned from wearing patterned tights 
 
Central Asia
# Human Rights Foundation condemns Kanye West 
# Jennifer Lopez tells "Cosmopolitan" she she made a mistake in performing in Turkmenistan 
# Students in Uzbekistan will learn English before Russian 
 
Of Interest
# "My Tea Party Mom Loves Al Jazeera America" - Elizabeth Wurtzel, The Daily Beast 

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