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The Rundown - January 18

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# "Pakistan And Tunisia" - Zahrah Nasir, "Express Tribune"
# "Letter From Karachi" - Taimur Khan, "Foreign Affairs"
# "The National" reports on the national debate in Pakistan
# The MQM submitted a proposal to rid Pakistan of all its weapons
# "NPR" reports on the lives of lesbians in Pakistan

# "Spiegel" reports on Israel's "soft war" against Iran's nuclear program
# "Wikileaks' Awkward Reading In Iran" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# "Borders Of India's Latest Outreach To Iran" - Harsh Pant, "Japan Times"

# Yuri Luzhkov applied for residence in Latvia
# Environmentalists want to stop Rosneft and BP from drilling in the Arctic
# "Time To Put An End To MAD" - Charap & Troitskiy, "Moscow Times"

# "Newsweek" reports on the role of the internet in the "Jasmine Revolution"
# Lee Smith on Hillary Clinton's comments prior to the events in Tunisia

Of Interest
# "Congratulations Mr. Karimov!" - Andrew Stroehlein, "European Voice"
# "The Robust Man Of Europe" - Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "Newsweek"
# "Fading Reform Hopes In East Expose EU" - Neil Buckley, "Financial Times"
# "Spiegel" reports on Mossad's "Dubai Operation"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "U.S. Democracy Has Little To Teach China" - Francis Fukuyama, "Financial Times"
# "Me And My Algorithm" - Seth Freeman, "The New York Times"

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