RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic"on the horrors of Stalin's gulags
, a trip to Vorkuta
, and the hopes
# "A Pale Reflection of Reality
" - Masha Gessen, "The New York Times"
International Press Review
# The Bolshoi's lead dancer has been arrested
in connection with an acid attack on the theater's director
# "Vladimir Putin's Many Identities
" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"
# Some of Russia's ethnic minorities
are on the verge of extinction
# The fall of the Bulgarian government
at the hands of a Russian energy monopoly
# World powers are expecting progress
from Iran on the nuclear issue
# DIscussion: "The Rise & Fall of Iran in Arab and Muslim Eyes
# There is some tension over what will become of U.S. military bases
# Pakistan and the U.S. are at odds
over drone strikes
# "How Democracy Kills in Indonesia and Pakistan
" - Pankaj Mishra, "Bloomberg"
# "How To Do Empire Right?
" - Manan Ahmed Asif, "The Caravan"
# Omar Waraich on Pakistan's literary festivals
# 48 Syrain soldiers were ambushed
# "The Democracy Boondoggle in Iraq
" - CHristian Caryl, "Foreign Policy"
# The final report
of the Iraq reconstruction's inspector general
# "The New Normal in Baghdad
" - Peter Harling, "LeMonde Diplomatique"
# Hugo Chavez is dead
at age 58
# "Does it Matter if the West Gives Military Aid to Uzbekistan?
" - Sarah Kendzior, "Al Jazeera"
# A Soviet soldier was found alive
# "Voting Against Freedom
" - Joshua Kucera, "Wilson Quarterly"
# "Importance of Rogun Dam for the War on Terror
" - Hillary Kramer, "Forbes"
Science & Technology
# Pew looks at the (often overstated) effects
# Could the ancient Romans
have built a digital computer?
# Giant camels
used to roam the Arctic
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan
" - Vali Nasr, "Foreign Policy"
# The Pentagon says it is unprepared
for a full-scale cyber attack