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The Rundown -- November 6

RFE/RL in the Media

# Read Tom Balmforth in "The Atlantic" on Russian "collective justice"
# TechPresident cites RFE/RL Tajik Service reporting on YouTube censorship in Tajikistan
Middle East
# "The Saudis Are Mad? Tough!" - Fareed Zakaria, "Time"
# "Syria and the Demise of the Responsibility to Protect" - Stuart Gottlieb, "The National Interest'
# How can the Muslim Brotherhood "bounce back?"
# "America's Moment of Truth on Iran" - Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, The Diplomat
# Satirist says he "needs" to return to Iran
# Iran cultural minister says social media ban should be lifted (but doing so is outside his authority)
# Zarif says nuclear deal possible this week
# Iranians and Israelis participated in secret Switzerland meeting last month
# "Counterinsurgency was Never About Afghanistan" - Ryan Evans, Foreign Policy
# "Afghan Militant Group Faces Unusual Discontent" - Azam Ahmed, "New York Times"
# Karzai criticizes drone strike on Mehsud
# Mehsud was no peacemaker
# "Two-Faced Allies: Pakistan and the U.S." - Shahan Mufti, "New York Times"
# Norwegian reporting crew continuously harassed in Sochi
# Peter Pomerantsev on Russian nationalism in "London Review of Books"
# Russian nationalism becoming anti-Kremlin and anti-Putin
Eastern Europe
# Ukraine "doubles down" on shale
# Amnesty implores Russia to track down assailants from anti-gay attack in Saint Petersburg
# Official says Serbia needs to follow "British model" to fight hooliganism
Central Asia
# "Will Googoosha Be Uzbekistan's Next Dictator?" - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
# Belarus to build drones for Turkmenistan
# Tajik language "under pressure" in Samarkind
# The Turkey-Azerbaijan relationship
# Azerbaijan volleyball team has Armenian tri-color on uniform
Of Interest