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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - November 19

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on a proposed new Russian Orthodox center in Paris and how the Petraeus scandal is playing in Afghanistan
# "Business Insider" links to a 2010 RFE/RL piece on advertising in Russia

International Press Review

Iran
# Iran hosted a conference to promote peace in Syria
# Iran has delayed starting the Arak nuclear reactor

Russia
# "Barbs Abound in Russian-German Consultations" - Benjamin Bidder, "Der Spiegel"
# "From Russia with PR" - Justin Elliott, "ProPublica"
# Russia wants the UN to take an expanded role in Internet governance

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Peace and prosperity are still tenuous in Herat
# Reading the 2012 Asia Foundation polls
# Photos from Pakistan's lone brewery

Tech
# Facebook tries to explain how it sorts the news feed
# Your new super-clever password is already obsolete
# You're Googling all wrong

Of Interest
# "Buzzfeed" interviews the IDF's social media editor
# Iraq's new national anthem will be very very multiligual
# Ikea used labor from East Germany to keep costs down in the 1980s
# "You Can't Say That on the Internet" - Evgeny Morozov, "The New York Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Targeting Russia's Offenders" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# How private is your email, really?
# Four star generals get some pretty nice perks
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