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The Rundown -- December 10

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RFE/RL in the Media

# "Washington Post" runs story about "amazing" video of protests shot by Andriy Dubchak of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service; "New York Times" mentions it as well; and used by CNN and ABC
# Sky News takes RFE/RL Ukrainian Service live stream of protests 
# RFE/RL mentioned in "Telegraph" story about Polish style during the Communist era 
 
Ukraine
# Police remove barricades around Kyiv center, raid Fatherland offices 
# "Watch Kyiv If You Believe In Europe" - Robin Forestier-Walker, Al Jazeera 
# Has Russia already lost?  
 
Russia
# Shuvalov says Russia embarking on long-delayed reforms 
# New Russian news agency that will replace RIA Novosti to be led by the controversial Dmitry Kiselyov 
# RIA reporting on its own demise 
# Putin "welcomes the crazy
# Russia forgives $29 billion of Cuba's Soviet-era debt  
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# What if Washington went along with Karzai's plan?
# "Washington Post" video: "Afghanistan at a Crossroads
# U.S. TV campaign in Pakistan "misses mark
# Musharraf treason charges finalized 
# "Hagel Urges Pakistan to Reopen Afghan Supply Route" - Julian Barnes, "Wall Street Journal" 
 
Iran
# Iran's defense minister says country has improved accuracy of ballistic missiles 
# Iranian and Saudi strategists, spar, swap ideas 
# "Iran, From Enemy to Ally" - David Patrikarakos, "New York Times" 
# "Sanctions Hawks Losing the Plot" - Matthew Duss, "The American Prospect" 
 
Central Asia
# Gulnara Karimova grants interview to Huriyet 
# "Turkmenistan cockroach" spreading in U.S. 
 
 Of Interest
# Spy agencies infiltrating virtual worlds 

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