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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 9

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the death of Sattar Beheshti; U.S. foreign policy; the REAL reason Obama won; U.S.-Iran diplomacy
# "GlobalPost" cites RFE/RL reporting on the death of Sattar Beheshti

International Press Review

Iran
#
Iran tried to shoot down a U.S. drone
# Mahmoud Ahmedinejad says direct U.S.-Iran talks could solve the nuclear dispute
# Iran will stop importing foreign cars, laptops, and other "luxury" goods

Russia
# Apparently, elections in the U.S. were not up to snuff
# An archive from Andrei Tarkovsky will be sold at auction
# Brian Whitmore on the three decades since Brezhnev's death

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# There is a Kickstarter campaign to save Mes Aynak in Afghanistan
# "The Judge, the General, and Pakistan’s Evolving Balance of Power" - Arif Rafiq, "The Diplomat"
# Reactions to President Obama's re-election from Pakistan

Of Interest
# "Rebalancing Georgian Foreign Policy" - Simon Saradzhyan, "National Interest" 
# "The New York Times" on electoral success for Ukraine's nationalists
Fergana as FATA?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Obama's Chance to Earn His Nobel Prize" - Dmitry Trenin, "Moscow Times"
# Seven Navy SEALs have been punished for disclosing classified information
# Possible names for a new foreign policy team
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