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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - October 15

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Wall St. Journal" links to RFE/RL reporting on Gulnara Karimova's finances
# "The New York Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on an attack on a Moscow gay bar
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" - on the Nobel Peace Prize for the EU, an interview with the freed member of Pussy Riot, and a look at Malala Yousafzai's BBC blog
# "Time" links to RFE/RL's report on child marriages

International Press Review

Iran
# Iran will cut imports of non-essential goods
# The U.S. believes Iran was behind cyber attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil industry
# "Reuters" on new ways of producing nuclear fuel

Russia
# A wrap of yesterday's local elections in Russia
# "Witch Hunt Against Gays" - Victor Davidoff, "Moscow Times"

Afghanistan
# The logistics of getting out of Afghanistan
# On poppies and the attack on Camp Bastion
# Amtt Aikins on the private security industry in Afghanistan

Pakistan
# The Taliban is ordering attacks on media outlets for coverage of Malala Yousafzai
# The Nepkikhel Aman Jirga has declared war on the Taliban

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Iraq is suffering from an increase in brith defects
# "The Economist" on Macedonia's foreign policy
# Azerbaijan is refusing to participate in a Persian Gulf military exercise

Of Interest
# Alexis Madrigal on "dark social" sharing 
# Some articles on Facebook and user privacy
# "Return of the Czech Communists" - James Kirchick, "Foreign Policy"

Environment
# A list of the world's most-endangered species
# The Antarctic has record amounts of sea ice

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "How the Western World is Limiting Free Speech" - Jonathan Turley, "The Washington Post"
# Arlen Specter has died at the age of 82
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