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The Rundown - November 24

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

The Koreas
# Robert Kaplan thinks the attack may signal political fissures in North Korea
# Editorials: "The Washington Post"; "The New York Times"; "The Wall Street Journal"
# "North Korea's Consistent Message To The U.S." - Jimmy Carter
# Josh Rogin reports on North Korea's nuclear program

# Stuxnet may be to blame for a shut down at one of Iran's nuclear facilities
# "The Washington Post" interviews Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi

# "Fake Taliban, Real Embarrassment" - Joshua Foust, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on the progress of the war
# "NATO's Plans For Afghanistan" - Khalid Aziz, "Express Tribune"
# Two election officials may be indicted for "defaming the nation"

David Petraeus says Pakistan recognizes "the need for more operations in North Waziristan"
# "Seven Days In South Asia" - Lionel Barber, "Financial Times"
# "We Sleep While Our Girls' Schools Are Blown Up" - Marvi Memon, "Express Tribune"
# Pakistan's Minister for Tourism says the Taliban are true followers of Islam

# "The Case For Ratifying Ne START" - Joe Biden, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The EU will not allow the 60 officials implicated in Sergei Magnitsky's death to travel in the EU

Of Interest
# "Wikileaks Is Fighting The Wrong Enemy" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Mikheil Sakaashvili says Georgia will not use force against Abkhazia and South Ossetia
# "How Google Can Save America's Books" - Robert Darnton, "NY Review Of Books"
# "The New York Times" reports on adoptions in Kazakhstan

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Economist" on American foreign policy after the mid-term elections
# "Why Jon Kyl, GOP Leaders Refuse To Make Hard Calls" - Peter Beinart, "The Daily Beast"
# "Why We Need The TSA's Security Measures" - John Pistole, "USA Today"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"