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The Rundown - February 13

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RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Washington Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on threats against an Azeri author
# "UPI" cites RFE/RL reporting on the latest crackdown in Azerbaijan
# "Horsetalk" cites RFE/RL reporting on the UK horse meat scandal

International Press Review

Iran
# Iran says it is converting some enriched uranium into nuclear fuel
# Golnaz Esfandiari: "Springtime for Ahmadinejad"

Russia
# Russia may restrict investments abroad
# Reactions to Kremlin plans to censor the Internet
# Is the world ready for the decline of Russia and China?
# YouTube is suing the Russian government

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "TTP Talks: Legitimising Terror" - Saher Baloch, "Dawn"
# "Not Talking About Pakistan" - Taymiya Zaman, "Tanqeed"
# 34,000 U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan in the next year

Of Interest
# "Rainy Night in Georgia" - Dave Seminara, "The Morning News"
# Living in a tomb in Serbia
# A school in Kazakhstan aims to craft the perfect bride
# "Syria's Kurds and the Struggle for Oil" - Sirwan Kajjo, "National Interest"
# How to lie and plagiarise your way into $20,000 speaker's fees

Technology
# "Were the Luddites Right?" - Ronald Bailey, "Reason"
# "Stop Pretending Cyberspace Exists" - Michael Lind, "Salon"
# What happens when the Internet reaches its limit? 

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Full video & transcript of the State of the Union Address
# The republican response via Marco Rubio (transcript)
# Chuck Hagel's nomination for secretary of defense was voted out of the SASC
# "Laying Down the Law" - David Cole, "Foreign Policy"
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