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The Rundown - April 29

RFE In The Media
# Russia has accused RFE of violating the country's election law
# "Commentary" quotes Sohrab Ahmari's piece on western schools in the UAE
# "Harry's Place" reprint's Sohrab Ahmari's commentary

International Press Review

# Development projects have been delayed in southern Afghanistan
# The Kandahar jail warden has been detained
# Afghanistan may institute mandatory conscription

# "Pakistan's Persian Gulf Balancing Act" - Arif Rafiq, "Foreign Policy"
# Salman Taseer's daughter is a guest on "Hard Talk"
# Arshad Yusufzai reports on the return of Pakistan's poppy crop
# Cyril Almeida on Pakistan's security establishment

# The killers of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova were convicted
# "Why Russians Don't Smile" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"
# Russia has banned the export of refined petroleum products

Middle East
# "The Economist" on the staying power of the Assad regime
# Egypt's new foreign policies are causing concern in some corners
# A suicide bomber killed at least 8 at a mosque north of Baghdad

Of Interest
# "Turkey: Inspiring Or Insidious" - Delphine Strauss, "Financial Times"
# The U.S. noted China's "serious backsliding" on human rights
# Lara Logan discusses her being sexually assaulted in Cairo
# The Hayek vs. Keynes rap, volume 2

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Robert Kagan on Barack Obama's foreign policy
# The "LA Times" reports on David Petraeus' move to the CIA
# "How To Get The Most Out Of Foreign Aid" - Raymond C. Offenheiser, "The Hill"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"