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The Rundown - October 17

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RFE/RL In The Media
# Freedom House submits questions for the next foreign policy debate
# Join RFE/RL for a Facebook chat on the Malala Yousafzai case

International Press Review

Russia
# Douglas Feith and Seth Cropsey think the reset isn't working; Kevin Baron on U.S.-Russia military cooperation
# "Will Russia's Past Determine its Future?" - Jamila Mammadova, "The Commentator"
# Viktor Bout's wife is opening a center for Russians facing trial abroad

Iran
# Iran may have trouble printing new money
# Iran says several of its drones have reached Israeli airspace since 2006

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Where is Mullah Omar?
# The U.S. will soon begin to negotiate a deal to keep troops in Afghanistan
# The Pakistani government is offering a $1 million bounty for the Taliban's spokesman
# A CIA operative was killed in the latest green-on-blue attack

Of Interest
# Radovan Karadžić says he should be praised for peace efforts (really)
# Oil will soon start flowing from Kazakhstan's Kashagan field
# Iraq has dismissed its central bank chief
# Several high-end paintings were stolen from a museum in Rotterdam

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Presidential debate: Full video and transcript; factcheck; why debates matter
# An appeals court overturned a conviction on Osama bin Laden's former driver
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