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The Rundown - February 6

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RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Huffington Post" interviews RFE/RL President Kevin Klose
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Russia's "white ribbon day" and Tatarstan's new anthem
# "Foreign Policy" cites RFE/RL reporting on Belarus's new human rights report
# "Static at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty" - Jackson Diehl, "The Washington Post"
# "A Very Washington Scandal" - John O’Sullivan, "NRO"

International Press Review

Iran
# "The Guardian" reports on pre-election intrigue in Iran
# That $70 million check was for housing expenses
# Property wars are all the rage in Tehran
# The Hollywood assault on Iran continues apace (apparently)

Russia
# "Putin’s Commissar to Protect Russian Orphans - from Americans" - Simon Shuster, "Time"
# "Dealing with the Real Putin" - Hill & Gaddy, "International Herald Tribune"
# In photos: Corruption in Russia
# "Don't Rule Out Russia" - Thomas E. Graham, "National Interest"
# Let the agriculture subsidies flow

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Punjab province is taking new steps to curb corruption
# The logistics of leaving Afghanistan
# Would-be Taliban fighters may just need to get married

Of Interest
# Tajikistan's former PM has been arrested in Ukraine
# "Confessions of a Corporate Spy" - George Chidi, "Inc."
# Answers to some of life's burning questions

Technology
# A new encryption app may "revolutionize privacy"
# Trying to make comments sections "smarter"
# We may have reached peak Facebook

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# John Brennan's confirmation hearing starts today
# The DOJ memo on killing Americans (notes from the Lawfare blog)
# Room for Debate: "When Can the U.S. Kill One of Its Own?"
# The U.S. has (had) a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia
# "Long Engagements" - George Packer, "The New Yorker"
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