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The Rundown - December 7

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the Kudrin-Navalny alliance

International Press Review

Iran
# The IAEA says it is not being granted access to Iranian nuclear facilities
# The U.S. will extend some sanction waivers

Russia
# The South Stream pipeline moves ahead (according to Gazprom)
# A popular TV anchor was brutally murdered in Nalchik
# "Back to the (Soviet) Future" - Tanya Lokshina, "Foreign Policy"
# Women's prisons in Russia are not for the faint of heart

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# The Afghan Taliban is meeting with the Northern Alliance
# Hamid Karzai assigns blame for insecurity in Afghanistan
# Ahmed Rashid says the Pakistani military is now encouraging peace talks in Afghanistan
# A Swdish NGO says NATO troops damaged a hospital and used it as a jail
# Hoopin' it up in Afghanistan
# Photos from a Pashtun cinema

Of Interest
# A new threat of forced labor in Belarus
# Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund is being sued in the U.S.
# Naturally, the UN gathering on Internet governance was hacked

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Magnitsky bill passed the U.S. Senate
# A National Intelligence Estimate will detail cyber attacks against the U.S. government
# Jim DeMint is leaving the Senate to run the Heritage Foundation
# "The Republican Glasnost" - David Brooks, "The New York Times"
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