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The Rundown - March 12

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

Early results are in from the weekend's elections
# "The Messy Aftermath of Iraq's Elections" - Ranj Alaaldin, "The Guardian"

Hamid Karzai is in Pakistan for high-level meetings
# "The New York Times" reports on tribal rivalries in Afghanistan
# "Burden Sharing" - Steve Coll, "The New Yorker"
# "The National" reports on Afghanistan's anxious neighbors

Karzai assured Pakistan that it would be involved in Taliban reconciliation
# "The Boston Globe" editorializes on the row over enhanced airport scanning

"The National Interest" interviews Igor Yurgens
# Alexander Bratersky on upcoming elections in Russia
# Brook Horowitz on corruption in Russia

Laura Rozen on the Senators involved in the Iran sanctions bill
# "Why China Drags its Feet on Sanctioning Iran" - Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, "CSM"

Of Interest
There are claims that Ejup Ganic was abused while in jail in London
# "The Next Wave of Jihadists" - Reuel Marc Gerecht, "The Daily Beast"
# "Turkey and Armenia Must Speak Privately" - Vartan Oskanian, "The Daily Star"
# Some analysts see a growing rift between Al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Hillary Clinton will meet Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow next week
# "Getting Obama Right" - David Brooks, "The New York Times"
# The "Financial Times" on America's intelligence apparatus
# "Obama's Foreign Policy Paradox" - Matthew Kaminski, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "What the Neocons Got Right" - Steven A. Cook, "Foreign Policy"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

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