Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - July 13

RFE/RL In The Media
# A "CNN" article on Iran notes intimidation of Radio Farda employess and their families

International Press Review

Iran
# A former IRGC general says there is dissent in the ranks
# The U.S. says it further tighten sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals
# The FBI is investigating a Chinese firm for selling intel gear to Iran

Russia
# The Russian ship Alaed is back on the move towards the Mediterranean
# "CNN" and the BBC were off the air in Moscow, but just for a little while
# "Russia's Support for Assad Will Backfire" - Inna Lazareva, "The Wall St. Journal"
# "Looking for Foreign Agents in All the Wrong Places" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Why Pakistan’s Fanatic Right Acts with Impunity" - Jahanzeb Aslam, "Time"
# Pakistan's Supreme Court wants a corruption probe into President Asif Ali Zardari
# "Stilling a Stormy Relationship" - Shuja Nawaz, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
# Tajikistan reportedly wants Russia to pay $250 million/year for its military base
# An interview with the head of digital at "The Wall St. Journal"
# Kenneth Rogoff on the risks of a cyber crisis

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Peter Baker on old issues in a new election
# A new report is out on the Penn State scandal
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