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The Rundown - January 25

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RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Guardian" cites RFE/RL reporting on threats against Iranian journalists
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the best fishing hole in Russia

International Press Review

Iran
# In photos: the aftermath of an acid attack
17 million Iranians will receive food stamps for staple foods
# The reasons behind Tehran's foot-dragging on nuclear talks
# Iran's hyper-inflation myth

Russia
# "Resetting the U.S.-Russian Reset" - Dmitry Peskov, "National Interest"
# How Russia and China can cooperate on energy
# New recruits to the Russian army will be checked for "gay" tattoos
# "Let Those Orthodox Jewish Books Go" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan's largest prviate airline has been black-listed for running opium
# Afghanistan: 4G hub of south Asia
# The "LA Times" on the ambitious (and slightly naive) youth of Afghanistan

Pakistan
# Kushti (wrestling) is fading from Pakistani culture
# An appeal for Pakistani writers to attend the Jaipur literature festival

RFE/RL Target Region
# The border dispute between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan continues
# Further protests are planned in Azerbaijan for the weekend

Of Interest
# "Break a Wall of Silence on Cyber Attacks" - Gillian Tett, "Financial Times"
# David Headley, the perfect terrorist
# Julian Assange is not really into the new movie about him
# Does prosecuting white collar crime really do anything to prevent it?

Technology
# Skype calls may not be as secure as previously thought
# A French court wants Twitter to identify racist users
# Multitaskers are some of the worst multitaskers
# It's probably not a good idea to clone neandrathals

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# John Kerry testified at his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State
# The strategic implications of drone strikes
# The bin Laden case may be closed soon
# "The New Republic" interviews Timothy Geithner
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