Thursday, November 20, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - October 11

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the Taliban's justification for attacking Malala Yousufzai
# The Council on Foreign Relations links to RFE/RL analysis of post-election Georgia
# "Hearing the Balkan Blues" - John Feffer, "The Huffington Post"

International Press Review

Iran
# "Should the U.S. Help Iran Save Face on Its Nuclear Program?" - Dominic Tierney, "The Atlantic"
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is taking heat for the Iranian economy

Russia
# "CNN" interviews Yekaterina Samutsevich
# Russia says it will not renew the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
# The Bribr iPhone app is out
# Russians support online censorship
# Putin's cranes settled for an in-flight movie and some peanuts

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The latest on Malala Yousafzai
# The U.S, military is shutting down aid programs in Afghanistan
# General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. has been nominated to lead NATO troops in Afghanistan

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# The World Bank on the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan customs union
# The Vladimir Kozlov trial was slightly less high-profile than that of Pussy Riot
# HRW calls for a moratorium on the death penalty in Iraq

Of Interest
# Intelligence2 debate: "Better To Elect Islamists Than Have Dictators?"
# Headphones on: "The Truth About Dishonesty"
# EFF announces an updated HTTPS Everywhere

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Prepping for the vice presidential debate
# The case against Lance Armstrong
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