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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - February 21

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Telegraph" (via the "AP") cites RFE/RL's interview with Yevhenia Tymoshenko
# The Reuters Trust reprints Brian Whitmore's piece on the Russian media landscape

International Press Review

Iran
# "The Drift Toward War With Iran" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"
# "India Lets U.S. Down With Iran" - R. Nicholas Burns, "The Diplomat"

Russia
# Dmitry Medvedev met with members of the opposition
# PODCAST: Julia Ioffe on Mikhail Prokorhov
# "Real Estate Envy" - Masha Gessen, "The New York Times"
# "Rogozin's Three-Ring Circus" - Alexander Golts, "Moscow Times"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The man who collects the Taliban's war dead
# "The Pitfalls of Negotiations in AfPak" - Weinbaum & Farwell, "National Interest"
# "Peace in Kashmir?" - Shashi Tharoor, "Project Syndicate"
# "The Storytellers of Empire" - Kamila Shamsie, "Guernica"

Broadcast Region
# "The Many Faces of Radovan Karadzic" - Michael Dobbs, "Foreign Policy"
# REPORT (.pdf): "Central Asia's Crisis of Governance" - Philip Shishkin, Asia Society

Science
# Russian scientists generated a living plant from a specimen that had been dead for 32,000 years
# Neil Stephenson on human progress

Of Interest
# "Is This the End of Market Democracy?" - Thomas Edsall, "The New York Times"
# How Poland (and others) are dealing with the Communist era

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The New Yorker" on the Ron Paul campaign
# "Obama's Secret Army" - Daniel Klaidman, "Newsweek"
# "Politico" on Leon Panetta's  public statements on Iran
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