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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - September 4

Russia
# "The Economist" on Islam in Russia
# The UK may blacklist 60 Russian officials it claims are connected to the Sergei Magnitsky case
# "Clash of the Titans" - Pomerantsev & Kovalev, "Newsweek"
# "Spiegel" interviews Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
# "Russians Need Role Models" - Luc Jones, "Moscow Times"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# A report details upcoming attacks by the TTP in Pakistan
# Rimsha Masih remains in jail on blasphemy charges in Pakistan
# "COIN's Failure in Afghanistan" - Oleg Svet, "National Interest"
# "Dawn" reports on "hate content" in school textbooks

Iran
# Barbara Slavin returns from Tehran
# "In Tehran, Nonalignment Gets a New Lease on Life" - Pankraj Mishra, "Bloomberg"

Of Interest
# "The New York Times" interviews Syrian children in refugee camps
# "Dictators Spurn Their Nations' Health Care" - Joel Brinkley, "SF Gate"
# Aaron Zelin on how militants have responded to drones
# "The Man Behind Facebook’s I.P.O. Debacle" - Andrew Ross Sorkin, "The New York Times"

In-House (follow @RFERL)
# Liz Fuller on last week's fighting on the Georgia-Daghestan border
# Read a letter from prison in Uzbekistan

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Class of the Archetype" - Walter Kirn, "The New Republic"
# "Joe Biden Isn't Finished" - John Heilemann, "New York"
# Reaction to the forthcoming "No Easy Day"

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