Saturday, August 30, 2014

Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - August 24

RFE/RL In The Media
# Khadija Ismayilova has joined the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
# TOL cites RFE/RL reporting on vKontakte allowing same-sex marriage statuses
# A post at "The American Spectator" on Iran mentions RFE/RL

International Press Review

# Mir Hossein Musavi has been hospitalized in Tehran
# Iran is reportedly expanding its nuclear operations at Fordow
# "Gate Crashing the Opposition" - Dobbins & Nader, "Foreign Affairs"
# Oren Kessler says it's Ehud Barak who is the "decision maker" on Iran

# Galina Arapova on press freedom in Russia's regions
# "Imagine Kadyrov in Charge of the North Caucasus" - Nikolaus von Twickel, "Moscow Times"
# Russia's human rights ombudsman calls the Pussy Riot verdict "excessive"

# Pakistan has officically protested U.S. drone strikes for the time
# On drones and collective punishment

Of Interest
# Government troops will leave the Badakhshan region in Tajikistan
# "Ukraine's Democracy Hasn't Come of Age" - Viktor Yushchenko, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Dan Drezner on powerhouse public intellectuals

U.S. Politics
"The Elusive Obama Doctrine" - Les Gelb, "National Interest"
# Ronald Reagan: star FBI informant
# Lance Armstrong has dropped his fight against doping charges
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