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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - October 26

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on new controversy over the Durand Line

International Press Review

Iran
# Iran is finishing work on a new enrichment facility
# Iran is "expanding" in Afghanistan
# "Why Khamenei Will Compromise" - Meir Javedanfar, "Al Monitor"
# "Iran's Nuclear Resistance" - Geneive Abdo, "Foreign Policy"

Russia
# "Russia's Defense Ministry Crackdown" - Anna Nemtsova, "The Daily Beast"
# A video of police torture has surfaced in Tatarstan

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "The Express Tribune" reports the attack on Malala was planned in Afghanistan
# More on Mullah Fazalullah’s alleged involvement

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Looking to pump some iron -- Soviet style -- in Kyiv?
# Human Rights Watch on the closure of the Amparo group in Tajikistan

Of Interest
# A quick history lesson on the NEP
# Warring parties in Syria have agreed to a four-day ceasefire
# The Chinese prime minister's family is very very wealthy (graphic)

Tech
# A new Chrome extension for those sick of politics
# "Der Spiegel" on Google's business practices

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Iran and the Next U.S. President" - Dennis Ross
# Presidential campaign ads from the last 60 years
# Who said it?
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