Saturday, August 23, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - August 17

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Dawn" cites RFE/RL reporting on U.S.-Pakistan relations
# A piece on the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley mentions RFE/RL
# Former RFE/RL colleague Ladislav Čerych has died

International Press Review

Iran
# "Iran's Asia Lifeline" - Ilan Berman, "The Wall St. Journal"
# "From All Sides, Iran Under Siege" - Mike Shuster, "NPR"
# Syrian rebels display what they say are Iranian drones

Russia
# "We Need Dull Leaders Like Merkel" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"
# Julia Ioffe profiles Maria Baronova
# Nashi is sending a delegation to Syria

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The U.S. says it is confident of the safety of Pakistan's nuclear weapons
# Thomas Ruttig on Afghan politicking after the Badakhshan operation in Tajikistan
# Afghan courts have discovered forensics

Of Interest
# People increasingly do not believe the news
# China is expanding its media reach in Africa
# "How WikiLeaks Blew It" - Josh Keating, "Foreign Policy"
# Facebook shares have dropped below $20

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. is stepping up pressure on Uzbekistan over the MTS case
# A tool for verifying U.S. government social media accounts
# Fareed Zakaria has been reinstated by "Time" and "CNN"
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