Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - June 4

RFE/RL In The Media
# "BBC Persian" and "DW Persian" report on intimidation of Radio Farda families 
# "The Examiner" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran
# "ArsTechnica" quotes Luke Allnutt's piece on Wikileaks and LulzSec
# "Time" cites RFE/RL reporting on a new social network in Uzbekistan
# The "Daily Mail" and "Scientific American" cite RFE/RL reporting on the extinction of the saiga antelope

International Press Review

Iran
# Roland Elliot Brown on the crackdown on cartoons in Iran
# Iran has finished a new space center
# Iran's Supreme Leader says Israel risks "a lighting reply" if it strikes Iran

Russia
# "The New Boss in Yekaterinburg" - Peter Rutland, "Moscow Times"
# Anatoly Yakunin has been named Chief of Police in Moscow
# "Oligarchs Threaten BP’s Russia Sale" - Guy Chazan, "Financial Times"
# Russian tourists are returning to Georgia
# Who is Vladimir Medinsky?

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# A drone strike has killed 15 in Pakistan
# Pakistan says training camps in Afghanistan are fueling unrest in Balochistan
# Hamid Karzai's days as President of Afghanistan are coming to an end
# China is stepping up economic ties with Afghanistan
# "Born Pakistani, He Died a Hazara" - Amir Mateen, "The News International"

Cyberwar
# "The New York Times" discusses cyberwar with Eugene Kaspersky
# "The Washington Post" reports on businesses taking measures against cyber attack
# "Mutually Assured Cyber Destruction?" - David Sanger, "The New York Times"

Of Interest
# "Ukraine: An Orange Era Gone Bitter" - Buckley & Olearchyk, "Financial Times"
# "Stabilizing the Stans" - Richard Weitz, "Project Syndicate"
# David J Wasserstein on what Islam did for Jews
# 32 inventions that will (eventually) change your life

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# U.S. Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine visited Pakistan
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
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