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The Rundown - October 22

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Is Swat Seeing a Taliban Resurgence?" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# The Browser links to an RFE/RL piece on Facebook hatred
# The "Moscow Times" reports on Radio Liberty in Russia

International Press Review

# The U.S. and Iran may hold direct talks on Iran's nuclear program
# The "LA Times" on how to skirt sanctions on Iran
# The Congressional Research Service report on Iran sanctions
# The Hague will investigate the mass murder of political prisoners in Iran in the 1980s

# Russian security services killed dozens of "insurgents" in the North Caucasus
# Rolling cyber attacks disrupted opposition council elections in Russia
# Steve LeVine on the TNK-BP-Rosneft deal

# Afghan translators have a hard time getting U.S. visas
# "Not Losing in Afghanistan" - John Nagl, "The Washington Post"

Of Interest
# Evgeny Lebedev interviews Alexander Lukashenka
# Slobodan Georgiev on racism in Serbia
# "Are Capitalism and Democracy Failing Us?" - Raghu Rajan, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Drones: Undeclared and Undiscussed" - Geoff Dyer, "Financial Times"
# "The True Story Behind Argo" - Nate Jones, "Foreign Policy"
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks