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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - January 28

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL's interview with Homeland's Navid Negahban in "The Atlantic"
# "AFP" quotes Khadija Ismayiolva on arrests in Azerbaijan

International Press Review

Iran
# Security forces raided five newspapers in Tehran
# Iran has banned oil and gas exports to the EU
# Saeed Abedini has been found guilty of "threatening the national security of Iran"
# Iran says there was no explosion at the Fordow nuclear plant
# "The Day the Shah Left" - Houshang Asadi, "The Wall St, Journal"

Russia
# "Putin and the Monk" - Charles Clover, "Financial Times"
# 23 Russian gangsters were arrested in Moscow
# The trial of Sergei Magnitsky (April 8, 1972 – Nov 16, 2009) is set to begin in Moscow
# It pays (millions) to be a doctor in Russia

Afghanistan
# Afghan security forces are taking heavy losses
# Mohammed Atta Nour is gearing up for a run at the Afghan presidency
# The unlikely connections formed in war

Pakistan
# Watching Zero Dark Thirty in Pakistan
# "Pakistan's Battle for Democracy" - Arif Rafiq, "The Diplomat"
# "That wasn't a bomb, it was a cat"

Iraq
# Nuri al-Maliki will probably not get a third term
# "Iraqi Sunnistan?" - Sky & al-Qarawee, "Foreign Affairs"

Of Interest
# "Tweets Can't Hide Uzbekistan's Woeful Record" - Stroehlein & Swerdlow, "CNN"
# Taking stock of the world's most affluent metropolises
# Meet Syria's all-female militias
# FOrmer Mubarak officials are still doing alright in Egypt

Tech
# How the Red October computer virus hunted for potential targets
# Anonymous does not have access to U.S. nukes
# Authorities are seeding clouds over Indonesia to stem rainfall

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Is it right or wrong to kill people in war?
# Hillary Clinton wants more pro-U.S. messaging
# Mad-libbing U.S. foreign policy
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