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The Rundown -- January 6

RFE/RL in the Media

# RFE/RL's Uzbek Service cited in "The Telegraph" for reporting on Gulnara Karimova's treasures
# Brian Whitmore cited in "Foreign Policy" for analysis on Russia's new "international brand"
Middle East
# "Hazards of Revolution" - Patrick Cockburn, "London Review of Books"
# "Power Vacuum in Middle East Lifts Militants" - Ben Bubbard, Robert Worth and Michael Gordan, "New York Times"
# Twenty killed in Baghdad bombings
# PIC: ISIS top brass travels in coach
# "Afghanistan's Worsening, and Baffling, Hunger Crisis" - Rod Nordland, "New York Times"
# Kabul's neglected war veterans
# Karzai's media advisor encourages uprising, speaks out against non-religious media
# Afghan Taliban in Pakistan suspect a cross-boarder execution campaign
# Utah gunmaker turns down $15 million deal with Pakistan out of fear guns will be used ti kill Americans
# Kerry says Iran could help on sidelines of Syria peace talks
# Corruption scandal in Iranian parliament
# Iranian dissidents call for probe into deaths of Iranians in Iraq
# Still time to attend Sochi games, but it will cost
# Can Russia make these games safe?
# "Washington and Moscow: Brothers in Arms?" - Dov Zakheim, National Interest
# "The Mystery of Mikhail Khodorkovsky" - Bernard-Henri Lévy, Daily Beast
# Did Santa kill the revolution?
# Another Lenin down
Central Asia
# Dissidents break into Gulnara Karimova's house in Geneva, claim to find pilfered goods
# Uzbekistan stops stolen European luxury cars from reaching Tajikistan
Of Interest
# Kim Jung Un probably didn't feed his uncle to 120 ravenous dogs