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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 15

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the Sattar Beheshti case and turmoil at the BBC
# "Did 1937 Happen?" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"

International Press Review

Russia
# The U.S. House will take up the Magnitsky Bill
# "Russians Are Afraid -- and for Good Reason" - Corke & Kramer, "Moscow Times"
# An FSB officer was killed in his home in Dagestan

Iran
# A young hemophiliac in Iran as died -- some are blaming sanctions

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Pakistan released several Afghan Taliban prisoners
# On the re-arming of Ismail Khan
# Police from northern Afghanistan are making inroads in the south

Of Interest
# Kazakhstan has awarded its annual "Person of the Year" award
# Surreal: live-tweeting the latest Israel-Palestine conflict
# "Vote Rigging in Ukraine and Venezuela" - Arch Puddington, "Real Clear World"
# The "Financial Times" on China's state oil firm Cnooc

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Can American Diplomacy Ever Come out of its Bunker?" - Robert Worth, "The New York Times"
# "When Can the FBI Read Your Email?" - John Reed, "Foreign Policy"
# "Reason" on government transparency
# A cyber-security reading list from "Foreign Affairs"
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