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The Rundown - November 23

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

# A Taliban leader taking part in peace talks was an imposter
# Aid groups are making safe-transit pacts with insurgent groups
# "The Obama-Larzai Quarrel Over Sovereignty" - Editorial, "Christian Science Monitor"

# Asia Bibi may be pardoned by the Pakistani president
# "The Futility Of Using Lashkars" - Naveed Hussain, "Express Tribune"
# A U.S. drone strike killed a Taliban commander and other militants
# Pervez Musharraf is being questioned in the investigation in to the death of Benazir Bhutto

# Members of the Iranian parliament are trying to oust Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
# "The Washington Post" editorializes on the CPJ awards

# The "Moscow Times" interviews Mikhail Khordokovsky's oldest son
# Dmitry Medvedev held an online Q & A session yesterday
# Georgia is "preparing to fight" the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia
# "New START's Failure Wouldn't Be Fatal" - Andrei Kortunov, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
# "Outsiders Destabilize Tajikistan" - Miriam Elder, "Global Post"
# "A NATO For The 21st Century" - Anne Applebaum, "The Washington Post"
# "Newsweek" previews Moldova's upcoming elections
# Viktor Yanukovich assured Europe that it would not face natural gas shortages this year
# "Danger Room (Wired)" on the possibility of Stuxnet attacking North Korea
# "How Germany Could Come To Kill The Euro" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# VP Joe Biden thinks passing START could bolster Dmitry Medvedev over Vlasimir Putin
# The Park51 developers have applied for a grant from the 9/11 fund
# Roger Cohen compares the U.S. and Britain