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The Rundown - November 13

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

A car bomb blew up an ISI building in Peshwar
# The Guardian reports on how the U.S. gets its supplies to Afghanistan
# Results of The Asia Foundation's Afghan public opinion poll
# Glenn Hubbard thinks Pakistan needs a Marshall Plan
# Roger Cohen is not sold on drone warfare
# Will Inboden on ensuring security first in Afghanistan
# Michael Hayes on Afghan cynicism

Medvedev calls for an economic modernization

The U.S. has seized Iranian assets in America
# Oxford names a scholarship after Neda Sultan
# A review of Haleh Esfandiari's new book

Of Interest
The Netherlands eases its stance on Serbia
# Aleksander Kwasniewski on forging a "European" view

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# James Morrison's "Embassy Row"

-- Zach Peterson

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