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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - February 26

RFE/RL In The Media
# "BuzzFeed", "The Examiner", "Yahoo! News", "The Washington Post",  and "New York Magazine" cite RFE/RL reporting on Iranian media's coverage of the Oscars
# "The New York Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on the horse meat scandal
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the study of AliyevScience in Azerbaijan and an unlikely candidate for president in Iran
# "The Single Logic of Continuous Russian History" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Ferghana" cites RFE/RL reporting a plane full of gold bound for Turkmenistan
# "The Dish" cites RFE/RL reporting on terrorist groups and social media

International Press Review

Iran
# "What Kerry Needs to Know About Iran" - Hossein Mousavian, "Financial Times"
# Jack Straw on the prospects of war with Iran
# "Wired" (in 2007) on the actual history behind "Argo"
# The International Crisis Group on sanctions on Iran

Russia
# "In Putin’s Russia, Shooting the Messenger" - Jeffrey D. Kahn, "International Herald Tribune"
# Russians are set to contend with a new smoking ban

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghans in Wardak say their complaints about U.S. special forces were ignored
# Pakistan's diplomatic missions spent nearly 10 billion rupees last year
# "Pakistan's Perplexing Election Process" - Shamila Chaudhary, "Foreign Policy"
# Afghanistan may never eradicate opium

RFE/RL Target Region
# "The Economist" on Ukraine and the European Union
# Is Azerbaijan on the cusp of political change?
# 1 Uzbek tiyin is the most worthless small coin in the world

Of Interest
# Saudi Arabia is arming the Syrian rebels with Croatian guns
# "The New Westphalian Web" - Karen Maher, "Foreign Policy"
# The IHT will now be called "The International New York Times"

Science & Technology
# Facebook may be getting some new competition from China
# Mars may get hit by a large comet next year
# Google Glass: the future may indeed be now

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Why the Drone Memos are Still Secret" - Hirsh & Roberts, "The Atlantic"
# "The New Yorker" profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
# One of America's first nuclear facilities is leaking waste
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