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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 5

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Independent" is inspired by RFE/RL's hits for Lukashenka
# "The Prague Post" profiles Franak Viachorka
# Fred Hiatt mentions RFE/RL in an oped on Russia
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Iranian-Americans voting; Pussy Riot, Inc.; Russia's internet black list; a fake kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan; South Park and Pussy Riot; the other victim in the attack on Malala 

International Press Review

Iran
# "PBS" has a primer on Iran sanctions
# "Will an Israeli Strike on Iran Come from Azerbaijan?" - Michael Moran, "Global Post"
# An Israeli TV station on a 2010 plan to talk Iran
# "Anatomy of a Deal with Iran" - Rajan Menon, "National Interest"

Russia
# Full transcripts of Wall St. Journal" interviews with Igor Sechin
# Russia will invest billions in the Arkhyz ski resort

Afghanistan
# "The Nightmare Scenarios" - Matt Aikins, "International Herald Tribune"
# The "AP" reports from Kandahar on foreign troops' heading for the exit
# "The Wall St. Journal" on corruption in Nangarhar province

Pakistan
# "Drones: Theirs and Ours" - Pervez Hoodbhoy, "OpenDemocracy"
# "The New York Times" on gays in Pakistan
# "Counting Civilian Casualties in CIA’s Drone War" - Meg Braun, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
# The "AP" issues election-night social media guidelines
# Uzbekistan says it busted a Tajik spy ring
# On the perils of translation (or the lack of it)

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# On the first year+ with David Petraeus as head of the CIA
# The threat economy is booming
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