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The Rundown - November 12

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

Amb. Eikenberry has warned against a troop buildup
# George Packer & Steve Coll discuss Afghanistan (audio)
# The US has limited resources with which to lean on Karzai
# J Michael Greig & Andrew Enterline are pessimistic

A photo slideshow of 1979

Richard Holbrooke is going to Russia
# Miriam Elder on the Russian police saga
# Yulia Latynina on Russian inefficiency

Karadzic Trial/Balkans
Timothy Waters on what the trial won't accomplish
# An FP photo essay of present-day Bosnia

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
The EU is still smarting from Obama's Berlin snub
# Lou Dobbs is leaving CNN
# Timothy Garton Ash on EU foreign policy
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

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