Accessibility links

Breaking News

The Rundown - January 15

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region


# Giulio Meotti on business ties between Rome and Tehran
# BBG nominee S. Anders Wimbush on Iran's nuclear program

Ukraine's Election
Anders Aslund on Russia's ability to meddle in the elections
# Samuel Charap on Western support for Ukraine's democracy
# "Der Spiegel" dubs the elections "the end of the Orange Revolution"

Moscow will appoint an ambassador to Ukraine
# The "New York Times" on Russia's possible endorsement of the European Court of Human Rights

Asif Ali Zardari defends his record as Pakistan's president
# Renee Loth on women in Pakistan
# The UK will open a trust fund to woo Afghan Taliban fighters to lay down their arms

Of Interest
Iraq's electoral commission has barred 500 candidates from participating in coming elections
# "The Economist" looks back over Obama's first year
# Edward Luce sees more challenges ahead for Obama
# Philip Stevens on critics of Obama's foreign policy

-- Zach Peterson

About This Blog

Written by RFE/RL editors and correspondents, Transmission serves up news, comment, and the odd silly dictator story. While our primary concern is with foreign policy, Transmission is also a place for the ideas -- some serious, some irreverent -- that bubble up from our bureaus. The name recognizes RFE/RL's role as a surrogate broadcaster to places without free media. You can write us at

Latest Posts