Thursday, October 23, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - April 25

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Global Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on Yulia Tymoshenko's hunger strike
# John Brown interviews diplomat Peter Van Buren
# "Global Voices" links to RFE/RL's report on the "Borat effect" on Kazakh tourism

International Press Review

Iran
# "Getting Iranian Oil Sanctions Right" - Adnan Vatansever, "National Interest" 
# RFE/RL interviews Boldizsar Bencsath on Iran's oil facilities' cyber security

Russia
# "Putin's New Economic Liberalism" - Anders Aslund, "Moscow Times"
# Tom Balmforth profiles Oleg Shein
# Vladimir Putin will step down as head of United Russia

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "U.S. News & World Report" reports on Pakistan's porous border
# "The Washington Post" reports on an underground school in Eastern Afghanistan
# "Pakistan’s Missing People" - Gulmina Bilal Ahmad, "Newsline"

Of Interest
# "The Economist" on drugs (mostly heroin) in Tajikistan
# "Central Asia’s Lumpy Mattresses" - Barbara Frye, "TOL"
# "Accounting for the Iraqi Allies America Left Behind" - Matt Gallagher, "The Daily Beast"
# A Seattle-based firm intends to mine near-Earth asteroids

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Senator John Kerry has left consideration of the Magnitsky bill of his committee's agenda
# Mitt Romney all but sealed the GOP nomination last night
# "The Romneys’ Mexican History" - Héctor Tobar, "Smithsonian"
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