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The Rundown - January 17

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

Sunday Talk Shows
# Fareed Zakaria interviews Larry Summers
# "Meet The Press" has Senators Schumer, Coburn and Gilibrand

# "Rose Petals For My Father's Killer" - Sehrbano Taseer, "Newsweek"
# "Newsline" reports on the kidnapping business in Pakistan
# "Jinnah's Pakistan" - Ardeshir Cowasjee, "Dawn"
# "Liberal Pakistan Shaken To The Core" - Anita Joshua, "The Hindu"

# "U.S. Must Accommodate Pakistan's Interests in Afghanistan" - Michael Cohen, "WPR"
# Afghans protested Iran's blocking of fuel shipments to Afghanistan

# "The New York Times" provides an extensive report on the Stuxnet computer virus
# "A Nuclear Iran? Not So Fast" - Doyle McManus, "LA Times"
# "The New York Times" reports on Iran's subsidy cuts

# "Nobel Prize For Khodorkovsky" - Alexei Bayer, "Moscow Times"
# "The new York Times" reports on fighting HIV in Russia

# Armed men loyal to deposed president Bin Ali continue to fight
# "Anatomy Of An Autocracy" - Chrostopher Alexander, "Foreign Policy"
# "Arab Leaders Should Watch TV" - Roula Khalaf, "Financial Times"
# "The Lede (NYT)" compiles coverage and videos from Tunisia

Of Interest
# "Europe's Last Dictator Lives On Borrowed Time" - Patrick Smyth, "Irish Times"
# Belarus has accused Germany and Poland of trying to overthrow Alyaksandr Lukashenka
# An ex-Swiss banker has given records to Wikileaks
# James Traub on democracy in the Arab world

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# John McCain praises Barack Obama's speech in Tucson, Arizona
# Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter on the military-industrial complex
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
# Political leaders remember Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

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