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The Rundown - January 27

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# "A Prisoner in Russia" - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, "International Herald Tribune"
# "From Toilet to Airport" - Simon Saradzhyan, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia's Homeland Insecurity" - Svetlana Babaeva, "National Interest"
# Four police officials have been fired

# "Dawn" publishes a special report on religious minorities in Pakistan

# Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul arrives in Islamabad today
# Jean MacKenzie on the new Afghan parliament
# "The New York Times" on the political battle between Karzai and parliament

# "Talking to Tehran" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "Tehran Bureau" reports on "Iranium," a new film about Iran
# "From Bullets to Megabytes" - Richard A. Falkenrath, "The New York Times"

# "Stop Albania's Self-Destruction" - Daniel Korski, "International Herald Tribune"
# A report on the political rivalry between Sali Berisha and Edi Rama in Albania

Of Interest
# Saeb Erekat on the publishing of the "Palestine Papers"
# The year 2011, according to Thomas Edison in 1911
# Bill Keller on how "The New York Times" worked with Julian Assange

Protests In Egypt & Tunisia
# "A Manifesto for Change in Egypt" - Mohamed ElBaradei, "The Daily Beast"
# "What's Next for Tunisia?" - Meyer-Resende & O'Grady, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Will The Arab Revolutions Spread?" - Marc Lynch, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Hillary Clinton's remarks with the Jordanian Foreign Minister
# "Politico" reports on the U.S. reaction to protests in the Arab world

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