Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - March 28

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Hill" cites RFE/RL reporting on strikes against al Qaeda in Yemen

International Press Review

Russia
# "The Wall St. Journal" on the fortune of Igor Shuvalov
# "Why BRICS Is No Good for Russia" - Anders Aslund, "Moscow Times"
# "The Kremlin vs the Bloggers" - Borogan & Soldatov, "Open Democracy"

Iran
# "the Guardian" on lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei
# Nuclear talks with Iran will resume in mid-April
# A new Iran sanctions bill failed in the U.S. Senate

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Balochistan’s Endless War" - Amir Mateen, "Newsline"
# "Taliban's Peace Options Limited" - Brian M Downing, "Asia Times"

Of Interest
# Edward Luce thinks Jim Yong Kim was a poor choice for the World Bank
# "Iraq Is Neither Sovereign, Stable nor Self-Reliant" - Bernhard Zand, "Spiegel"
# Footage has surfaced showing that Syrian rebels may have embellished some stories
# Former Novaya Gazeta columnist Victoria Ivleva was deported from Uzbekistan

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "We Can't Drone Our Way to Victory in Afghanistan" - Micah Zenko, "Foreign Policy"
# Mitt Romney on President Obama's "hot mic" moment with Russia
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