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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - January 16

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Oldest Crime in the Book" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on criticisms of the Islamic Rupublic by Khomeini's granddaughter
# "The Telegraph" cites RFE/RL reporting on Robert Levinson
# "Time" labels RFE/RL reporting on migrant laborers in Russia a "must read"

International Press Review

Iran
# The IAEA is back in Tehran
# Iran says Khamenei's fatwa against nukes should basically end that discussion
# Iran is not big on Iranians working for "foreign" news outlets

Russia
# "Anti-Russia Lobby Controls Obama" - Andrei Tsygankov, "Moscow Times"
# Ramzan Kadyrov may be affected by The Magnitsky Act
# The Russian Business Network's ties to the Red October malware operation
# Russia needs some water and a couple Aspirins

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Who benefits from the march of Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri?
# The Pakistani Army remains on the sidelines for now
# The U.S. says it will not sell armed drones to Afghanistan
# "A New Conflict in Kashmir?" - Ahmed Rashid, "NY Review of Books"

Of Interest
# A Sunni lawmaker in Iraq was killed in a suicide bombing
# The Syrian government may have used chemical weapons in Homs
# A judge issued a ruling on using images from Twitter

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# A U.S. soldier facing the death penalty for killings in Afghanistan will be arraigned on Thursday
# "Putting Freedom Back on the Agenda" - Kramer & Puddington, "Foreign Policy"
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