Thursday, October 23, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - October 31

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on elections in Ukraine, songs about Alexander Lukashenka, Madeleine Albright's faux pas, and digital security issues for Russia's opposition
# Khadija Ismayilova is a "Brave Thinker"

International Press Review

Iran
# "Getting Iran to Say 'Uncle' Might not be Smart" - Stephen Walt, "Foreign Policy"
# Tehran's symphony orchestra has been forced to close because of financial woes
# A (non-binding) decision against Iran for crimes against humanity in 1980s
# Iran has banned export of 50 goods 

Russia
# "Moscow's Dueling Shadow Governments" - Hannah Thoburn, "The Atlantic"
# "Serdyukov's Sad State of Affairs" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan will elect a new president in April 2014
# "Kandahar: Assassination Capital of Afghanistan" - Dawood Azami, "BBC"

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Politics is a family affair in Ukraine (and the markets love it)
# More than 700 Kazakhstani companies are registered in the British Virgin Islands
# A congressional report cites rampant corruption and money laundering in Iraq

Of Interest
# North Korea may have closed one of its gulags
# By the numbers: trick-or-treating

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# A graphic on campaign finance
# "Washington Man" - George Packer, "The New Yorker" ($)
# Anders Martinez: this election doesn't matter
# "The Power of the Meme" - Sarah Kendzior, "Al Jazeera"
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