Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - May 3

Iran
# Google has taken down the blog of Iranian security researcher Khosrow Zarefarid
# India is cutting back on oil imports from Iran

Russia
# "The Church's Unorthodox View on Sharia" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia, Trade, and Human Rights" - Cory Welt
# Dmitry Medvedev signed reforms on gubernatorial and national elections

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The night Osama bin Laden came to dinner
# "The Washington Post" reports on Pakistani and Indian armies stationed in Siachen
# Declan Walsh on skepticism of aid groups since the bin Laden raid

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# A new TV show in Iraq takes on taboo topics
# "The Clash of Eurasian Grand Strategies" - Pantucci & Petersen, "National Interest"
# "Spiegel" reports on potential boycotts of Euro 2012
# "Euro 2012 Cannot be Political Football" - Editorial, "Financial Times"

Of Interest
# A day without the Internet
# The Scream sold for $120 million at auction
# "Lex in Depth: Facebook" - Armstrong & Kirk, "Financial Times"

U.S: Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Shawshank Prevention" - Rebecca MacKinnon, "Foreign Policy"
# A transcript of the "CNN" interview with Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng
# James Joyner on the "tipping point" for the U.S. drone war
# Harvard and MIT will offer free online courses
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