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The Rundown - August 27

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region


# "Newsweek" interviews Adel Abdul Mahdi
# "The Wall Street Journal" interviews Colonel Pete Mansoor
# "USA Today" looks at the Iraq War seven years on

# "The National" reports on the role of Pakistan's military in flood relief
# "The New York Times" reports on the damage to infrastructure in Pakistan
# "Natural Calamities and Leadership" - Wajahat Latif, "Express Tribune"
# "From The Floods, Pakistan's Next Generation Emerges" - Amil Khan, "Foreign Policy"

# A Norwegian documentary journalist embeds with the Taliban (video)
# "Democracy International" updates on Afghanistan's coming elections
# Afghanistan wants sanctions to be put on some Pakistani generals
# "Looking For Mary Poppins in Kabul" - Amy Davidson, "The New Yorker"

# The proposed highway through the Khimki Forest has been halted
# "Russia Cannot Afford Climate Inaction" - Anthony Giddens, "Financial Times"
# A Kremlin aide has been appointed as Moscow's chief investigator

Of Interest
# "Uzbekistan's View of Regional Security in Central Asia" - Gulnara Karimova
# "For Once, Hope In The Middle East" - Martin Indyk, "The New York Times"
# "Der Spiegel" discusses net neutrality
# "The Return of Beggar-My-Neighbor Policy" - Samuel Brittan, "Financial Times"
# "Threat Level (Wired) looks at the latest Wikileaks release

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The head of USAID did not visit a terrorist-run relief camp in Pakistan
# "Legacy of Torture" - Editorial, "The New York Times"

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