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The Rundown - January 31

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# "Only Certainty Is Army Will Play Dominant Role" - Roula Khalaf, "Financial Times"
# "Date With A Revolution" - Mansoura Ez-Eldin, "The New York Times"
# Abbas Milani compares protests in Egypt to 1979 Iran
# Follow the latest developments on the live blog at "Al Jazeera"
# "Watching A New Beginning In Egypt" - Peter Bouckaert, "The Washington Post"

Sunday Talk Shows
# "This Week" interviews Hillary Clinton and Mohamed El Baradei
# Fareed Zakaria interviews Mohamed El Baradei

# Tens of thousands rallied in Lahore in support of Pakistan's blasphemy law
# "The New Media Revolution" - Farieha Aziz, "Newsline"

# "Iran's Weapons Smuggling Ring" - Con Coughlin, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "How Tehran Sees Tunis" - Mehrun Etebari, "Foreign Policy"

# "Terrorists and Spooks" - Alexei Bayer, "Moscow Times"
# "Cracks In The Russian Regime" - Lucian Kim, "International Herald Tribune"
# Authorities say they have identified the airport bomber
# Robert Haddick on Russia's prowess for cyber warfare

# "5 Steps To Take On The Crackdown In Belarus" - U.S. Senators Kerry and Lieberman
# Lally Weymouth interviews Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
# "Hungary’s Strongman Spooks Europe" - Doug Saunders, "Globe & Mail"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Newsweek" reports on the U.S. reaction to events in Egypt
# # "American Liberals And The Streets Of Cairo" - Leon Wieseltier, "The New Republic"

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