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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- December 17

RFE/RL in the Media

Reuters opinion piece says RFE/RL should give a greater voice to ethnic minorities in Iran 
UPI cites RFE/RL interview with CIS official who said Turkmenistan elections were "fair" 
 
Ukraine
# Yanukovych visits Russia today, where he's likely to get credit, discounts for natural gas 
# Perspective from the pro-government protesters in Ukraine
# Anders Aslunds's modest proposal to fix Ukraine's financial crisis 
# An interview with Klitschko, who is giving up his boxing title 
# Bildt says Russian threat like U.S. telling Mexico it will pull out of NAFTA 
# Adam Michnik talks the Ukrainian question 
 
Russia
# Poll: Only one percent of Russians actively interested in politics 
# South Stream is "viable but legally risky
# Russia deploys Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad 
 
Eastern Europe
# "Bullied by Russia, But Resolute" - Celestine Bohlen, "New York Times" 
 
Middle East
# Car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold 
Detailed map of Syrian IDP and refugee camps 
 
Iran
# Rohani's power limited at home 
# Last known man to see Levinson alive says he was detained by plainclothes police 
# Saudi prince demands Gulf states play direct role in talks with Iran 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Cameron declares "mission accomplished
# Karzai presses for Indian investment 
# Pakistani Shi'ite cleric shot dead in reprisal 
# In anti-terror move, imports of phones must be approved by Pakistani telecom agency 
# Pakistani man, frustrated with government, turns to Taliban with request to help free kidnapped son  
# Vice profiles Altaf Hussain 
 
Central Asia
Ninety-one percent turnout for Turkmen vote 
 
Of Interest
# Why reporters should know how to code 

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