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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - October 29

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Global Post" cites RFE/RL's live blog of Ukraine's election and a report on the Sakharov Prize
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Russian belugas in the U.S.; peace with the Taliban; and, the abduction of Leonid Razvozzhayev
# "Reuters" on jamming of international broadcasting in Iran
# "No Sunlit Room, No Last Words" - Luke Allnutt, "The Guardian"

International Press Review

Russia
# Russia's new St. Petersburg soccer stadium is severly over-budget
# Sergey Karaganov on Russia's military
# "Visit Fabulous, Bloody Grozny" - Matthew Clayfield, "City Journal"

Iran 
# Iran says it has "advanced drone technology"
# Searching for Iran's lost funk

Iraq
# Iraqi fighters are taking both sides in the Syria conflict 
# Steve LeVine on ExxonMobil's deals in northern Iraq

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Cartoons from the Afghan resistance to the Soviet Union
# Two brothers and Pakistan's divide

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Exit polls give the ruling party the electoral lead in Ukraine
# "Georgia Versus the Forces of Chaos" - Molly Corso, "Foreign Policy"
# The "LA Times" on Bosnia's census

Of Interest
# An interview with Norway's foreign minister on Arctic resources
# Bandwith may be getting a boost

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. cannot account for $1 billion in supplies in Iraq
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
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