Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - July 24

Iran
# "Toppling Iran's Unsteady Government" - Emanuele Ottolenghi
# "For Iran, Learn From Iraq 1991-94" - Bennett Ramberg, "Politico"
# Iran's chicken crisis continues apace

Russia
# Monitors in Ryazan say there was rampant fraud in last weekend's election
# "A Soviet Manager Will Save Public TV" - Alexei Pankin, "Moscow Times"
# "Oligarch vs. Oligarch" - Paul Giglio, "The Daily Beast"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# A North Waziristan drone strike reportedly killed 12
# Hamid Karzai has asked Germany to re-start negotiations with the Taliban
# A group of Afghan cabinet members are concerned with new mining legislation

Of Interest
# Max Fisher on coverage of Kazakhstan in a "CNN" special report 
# "Spiegel" interviews Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta
# "The Quantified Community" - Esther Dyson, "Project Syndicate"
# "The One Capitalism That Dare not Speak its Name" - Pankaj Mishra, "Bloomberg"
# Martin Amis discusses basically everything

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "National Security Leaks and Iranian Revenge" - Micah Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations 
# Gun ownership and violence are both on the decline in the U.S.
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