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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - September 13

RFE/RL In The Media
# Jeff Shell has been nominated to head the BBG
# CPJ cites RFE/RL reporting on intimidation of journalists in Iran

International Press Review

Libya
# The attack in Benghazi may have been a planned assault

Iran
# Iranian oil exports are down by almost one million barrels
# "Iran's Electoral Strategy" - Mehdi Khalaji, "Project Syndicate"
# Russia and China have signed on to a resolution on Iran's nuclear program

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The death toll in the Karachi factory fire is nearing 300
# The AAN profiles Afghanistan's new (nominated) ministers
# Wealthy Afghans are seeking property in Dubai

Russia
# Dmitry Medvedev says Pussy Riot members should be set free
# Russia's state TV says Boris Berezovsky is the "mastermind" behind Pussy Riot
# "Russia Begins its Slow Pivot to Asia" - David Pilling, "Financial Times"
# Communists will join this weekend's planned "march of millions"

Of Interest
# A photo gallery from The Pamirs
# Tajikistan and Russia have reached an agreement on military bases
# One man's move to Kosovo and then Iraq -- because of crushing debt

In-House (follow @RFERL)
# A look at Serbia's version of "The Onion"
# An interview with Robert Kaplan

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Public Opinion, Foreign Policy, and the Election" - Paul Pillar, "National Interest"
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