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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 13

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Comrades-in-Arms" - Masha Gessen, "Vanity Fair"
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on bread and circuses in Turkmenistan

International Press Review

Russia
# "Why the Kremlin Won't Privatize Rosneft" - Luka Oreskovic, "Moscow Times"
# From the Strategic Studies Institute: "Russia's Homegrown Insurgency"
# A Russian Duma deputy wants to buy Hitler's old house so he can destroy it
# George Blake: "I'm a happy person"

Iran
# Hong Kong is de-flagging 19 Iranian cargo ships
# Gen. Martin Dempsey on Iran's firing on a U.S. drone
# Iran's state prosecutor has confirmed that Sattar Beheshti died in police custody
# "The Cyber War with Iran" - Bill French, "National Interest" 

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Newsweek" reports on the killing of Mullah Sayyid Ahmad Shahid Khel in Quetta
# "The New York Times" on the militia of Ismail Khan
# "The Ill-Fated Battle for Hill 2610" - Jake Tapper, "The Atlantic"
# American bluegrass music heads to Pakistan

Of Interest
# Steve LeVine on oil extraction in northern Iraq
# Apple encourages its employees to work on personal projects

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Petraeus story is quickly becoming too weird to link to
# How email location data led to the uncovering of the Petraeus affair
# "When a CIA Director Had Scores of Affairs" - Stephen Kinzer, "The New York Times"
# The "AP on U.S.-Russia relations
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