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The Rundown - March 29

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

Two bombings rock Moscow subway

Sunday talk Shows
The analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "This Week" talks to Valerie Jarrett
# "GPS" with Fareed Zakaria

"The Wall Street Journal" interviews Ayad Allawi
"What Does Allawi's Victory Mean?" - Michael Crowley, "The New Republic"
"Allawi's Next Move" - Michael Hastings, "The Daily Beast"

"Progress, For a Price, in Pakistan" - Doyle McManus, "LA Times"

Obama's speech to U.S. troops in Afghanistan
# "The Washington Post" on corruption in Afghanistan
# "Time to Cut a Deal in Afghanistan?" - Robert Haddick, "Foreign Policy"

"Averting the Iranian Nuclear Flashpoint" - David Miliband, "IHT"
# Ronen Bergman on potential war in the Middle East

"Is Russia Google's Next Weak Spot?" - Evgeny Morozov, "Foreign Policy"
# "A START, but not a Finish" - Editorial, "Boston Globe"

Of Interest
"The New York Times" on the purchse of "The Independent" by the Lebedev family
# The "Financial Times" on internet censorship
# "Diplomacy 2.0" - Kenneth Weisbrode, "The Guardian"
# "The Candidate's Wife" - Anne Applebaum, "Slate"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
"The 'Long War' Quagmire" - Tom Hayden, "LA Times"
# "The New York Times" on the Obama Administration's terror policies
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

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