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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - April 3

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Spiegel" reports on Khadija Ismailova and press freedom in Azerbaijan
# The "International Business Times" quotes RFE/RL's interview with Ahkmed Zakayev
# "Tehran Bureau" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's report on Iranians' support for Afghan migrants

International Press Review

Russia
# A new Levada poll shows 75% of Russians have never heard of Aleksei Navalny
# Moscow's Federation Tower was on fire last night

Iran
# "Where Did Iran's Green Movement Go?" - Roya Hakakian, "The New York Times"
# The Iranian intranet will begin to launch in May
# Steven A. Cook argues that an Iranian nuke would not start an arms race
# Ehud Yaari says Israel would not use Azerbaijan to attack Iran

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Three-star General Ghulam Farooq Barekzai will take over Bagram Prison
# "Reuters" reports on female drug addicts in Afghanistan
# The U.S. has posted a $10 million bounty for Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed

Broadcast Region
# "The Azerbaijan Dilemma" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"
# "From Belarus, a Cry for Help" - Fred Hiatt, "The Washington Post"
# Yulia Tymoshenko will be allowed outside medical care

Of Interest
# Are the Olympics worth all the trouble?
# "World Bank: An Exercise of Influence" - Alan Beattie, "Financial Times"
# "Who Killed Alexander the Great?" - James Romm, "History Today"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The U.S.-Russia Reset Is Over" - Charles Grant, "Real CLear World"
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