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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - April 13

RFE/RL In The Media
# "NPR" reprints Luke Allnutt's piece on data visualization and revolution
# "The Atlantic" cites RFE/RL reporting on chicken compensation in Uzbekistan

International Press Review

Iran
# "We Do Not Want Nuclear Weapons" - Ali Akbar Salehi, "The Washington Post"
# VIDEO: "Yesterday's Hostages; Today's Iran"
# "Why Iran Will Compromise" - Javad Heydarian, "The Diplomat"
# "Cold War Lessons can Help Disarm Iran" - Miliband & Mousavizadeh, "Financial Times"
# Stuxnet was reportedly loaded by a double agent

Russia
# Viktor Bout has asked Russia to sue the U.S.
# Simon Shuster on the "ghosts" of the Khodorkovsky case
# "Pipeline to Nowhere: The Beijing-Moscow Dance Continues" - Stephen Blank, "World Affairs Journal"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# A man in Afghanistan was lashed in public for drinking alcohol in Baghlan
# Pakistan presented a list of demands to the U.S.
# Weapons smugglers are thriving in Pakistan

Of Interest
# "Spiegel" reports on preparations in Ukraine for the European Championships
# "Is Facebook Making us Lonely?" - Stephen Marche, "The Atlantic"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "War Looms for Obama in Iran, Syria, and North Korea" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"
# Lant Pritchett on the controversary surrounding Jim Young Kim's World Bank nomination
# "The End of Empathy" - Walter Kirn, "GQ"
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