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The Rundown - December 3

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RFE/RL In The Media
# The "AP" and "AFP" report on RFE/RL's Tajik Service site's being blocked in Tajikistan 
# "Global Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on Vladimir Putin's health
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the future of war crime prosecutions and the Kremlin's anti-graft drive
# "Buzzfeed" links to RFE/RL reporting on Gulnara Karimova

International Press Review

Iran
# A cyber crimes official in Iran has been fired over the death of a blogger
# The U.S. says it has stepped up spy efforts on the Bushehr reactor
# Iran has started developing a gas field in Turkmenistan
# The U.S. and Iran can cooperate on one thing -- snake venom

Russia
# The impending end of the world as seen in Russia
# Anton Checkhov is back and better than ever

Afghanistan
# The attackers in Jalalabad wore coalition uniforms
# The co-author of "Three Cups of Tea" committed suicide
# "What Iran and Pakistan Want from the Afghans: Water" - Mujib Mashal, "Time"
# "Extrication Negotiations" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# "Newsweek" reports on children being beheaded in Afghanistan

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Ramush Haradinaj says he will lead Kosovars once again
# Arms are flowing to Syria from Iraq
# Alisher Saipov's brothers were beaten in Bishkek (link in RU)

Of Interest
# Why the NYT is wrong to edit its journalists' social media feeds
# The Free Syrian Army's new passport stamp
# Christian Caryl on autocrats who step down
# Drink all the coffee you want
# Inside an Amazon.com shipping center

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "A Second Term Democracy Agenda" - Kramer & Puddington, "The Washington Post"
# Hillary '16...?
# "James Bond and the Killer Bag Lady" - Ames & Zaitchik, "Salon"
# "Petraeus: Not a Hero, Not a Failure" - Greg Jaffe, "The Washington Post"
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