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The Rundown - March 30

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

Moscow Bombings
Analysis from "The Moscow Times"
# Miriam Elder covers for "GlobalPost"
# Paul Quinn-Judge on terrorism in Russia
# Reporting from "The Wall Street Journal"
# An op-ed by Peter Aleskovsky

"Iraq's Long, Hot Summer?" - Kenneth Pollack, "The National Interest"
# "Iraq Elections: Free, Fair, and Unclear" - Editorial, "The Boston Globe"
# Toby Dodge, for "The Guardian," argues that Iraq's democracy has failed
# "Paul Bremer's Victory Lap" - Tunku Varadarajan, "The Daily Beast"

"Into Taliban Country" - Steve Innskeep, "The Daily Beast"
# "The New York Times" reports on the Karzai-Obama relationship

"We Must Never Forget Ziaul Gul" - Kamran Shafi, "Dawn"
# "Pakistan's Child Soldiers" - Kalsoom Lakhani, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
"Google Isn't China's Problem. Press Freedom Is" - Christian Caryl, "Foreign Policy"
# "Ukraine's Democracy in Danger" - Alexander Motyl, "The Wall Street Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
"An Illusory New START" - Alexander Golts, "The Moscow Times"
# Soldiers react to Obama's visit to Afghanistan
# Embassy Row from "The Washington Times"

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