Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 2

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Mormons in Russia; Israel and Iran; business in the Russian Orthodox Church; and hope in Afghanistan
# "USA Today" cites RFE/RL reporting on Mormons in Russia
# "Roll Call" cites RFE/RL reporting on Valery Gergiev
# AEI cites RFE/RL reporting on doctors under threat in Pakistan

International Press Review

Russia
# Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan on Russia's new internet law
Anatoly Serdyukov may get caught up in a sweeping corruption investigation
# "In Soviet Russia, Storm Weathers You" - Julia Ioffe, "The New Republic"
# Levada: More Russians say they want to leave their country

Iran
# "The Independent" reports the UK may station jets in the Persian Gulf
# "The Washington Post" on the drug trade in (and out of) Iran
# The U.S. has eased rules on medicines being sent to Iran
# Standard Chartered bank is close to a settlement on its dealings with Iran

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan may not be able to maintain bases after U.S. withdrawal
# A new interactive site tracking green-on-blue attacks

Of Interest 
# "The Collaborator's Song" - Anne Applebaum, "Foreign Policy"
# "Der Spiegel" interviews Felix Baumgartner
# The psychology of Tetris
# The SCO wants everyone to get off its lawn

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# New details have emerged on the 9/11/2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya (documents)
# "The Economist" endorses Barack Obama
# New York's internet industry now runs on diesel
# Mitt Romney's son Matt went to Russia seeking investors
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