Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - October 16

RFE/RL In The Media
# "New Radio Liberty to Carry Out Its Old Mission" - Steve Korn, "Moscow Times"
# "Men Who Fall From Space" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# American Security Project and The Heritage Foundation on Radio Liberty in Russia
# "Commentary" cites RFE/RL reporting on PressTV's satellite woes
# "The Wall St. Journal" cites RFE/RL reporting on Gulnara Karimova's finances
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on anti-gay sentiments in Russia

International Press Review

Iran
# Iran's Intelligence Ministry is soliciting user-generated content
# "Iran's Secret Plan to Contaminate the Strait of Hormuz" - Erich Follath, "Der Spiegel"
# "If Israel Strikes Iran, What About Hezbollah?" - J. Michael Cole, "The Daily Beast"
# Sanctions are affecting medical care in Iran

Russia
# United Russia did well in the weekend vote
# The Kremlin will (try to) crack down on smoking in Russia

Afghanistan
# The Afghan National Army has a retention problem 

Of Interest
# A Swedish court has approved a hold on the bank account of Takilant
# Azerbaijan: the anti-Iran (because J-Lo sings there)
# "The Self-Destruction of the One Percent" - Chrystia Freeland, "The New York Times"
# The Flame computer virus has a "smaller, more dvious cousin"

U.S. Politics//Foreign Policy
# "The Hunt for 'Geronimo'" - Mark Bowden, "Vanity Fair"
# "The Kill or Capture Presidency" - Steve Coll, "NY Review of Books"
# Pre-trial hearings have begun for the 9/11 planners
# "The Daily Beast" on prepping for tonight's presidential debate (topics for the debate)
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