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The Rundown - September 10

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# A dissident group claims Iran is building an underground nuclear facility
# "Foreign Policy" interviews Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's daughter
# "One Week Inside The Haystack" - Evgeny Morozov, "Foreign Policy"
# "Iran Sanctions Momentum" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"

# "Democracy Off Track" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# "The National" reports on international aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan
# "Time" reports on the Pakistani military's flood relief performance
# "Al Qaeda And The Pakistan Floods" - Syed Saleem Shahzad, "Boston Review"

# Abril Rabkin on the 9-year anniversary of the death of Ahmad Shah Massoud
# "Global Post" reports on Indian aid in Afghanistan
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on Hamid Karzai's outreach to the Taliban

# Members of the opposition were given the floor at the "Russian Davos"
# "Reset With Russia, But With Reassurance" - Linas Linkevicius, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Russia: Power To The Powerful" - Editorial, "The Guardian"

# "Iraq's Next Chapter" [VIDEO] - Nir Rosen, "The National"
# "What We Owe The Iraqis" - L. Craig Johnstone, "The Washington Post"
# "Iraq As South Korea: An Interventionist Delusion" - Ted Galen Carpenter, "National Interest"

Of Interest
# "Terror In The Balkans" - Gordon Bardos, "National Interest"
# Brian Whitaker on the vulnerability of Arab autocracies

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "It's Time For The Senate To Vote On START" - G. Shultz, M. Albright, G. Hart, & C. Hagel
# Wikileaks is preparing to release documents from the Iraq War
# The Quran-burning pastor suspends his event to travel to Park51 in New York
# "Americ's Public Servants Are Now Its Masters" - Mort Zuckerman, "Financial Times"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"

From the Blogs
# "Bagehot (The Economist) on the mobile phone hacking scandal in the UK
# The Leveretts on sanctioning Iran

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