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The Rundown - September 21

A first look at the news on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
RFE/RL's fall reception featuring Richard Holbrooke was reported on by Democracy Digest, the Epoch Times, RNW, The Daily Times (PAK), Washington TV, and The News International (PAK)

The Examiner reprints Andy Heil's suggested meetings for Dmitry Medvedev

On the RFE/RL Website
Iran's IRGC has a lot to lose
# Spinning missile defense in Moscow

Int'l Press Review

Sunday Morning Talk Shows
The analysis of Brooks and Marcus
# Obama's Afghanistan comments on Face the Nation
# The President is "skeptical" of sending more troops to Afghanistan

The NYT editorial board on detentions at Bagram
# The nightmare scenario in Afghanistan

Benjamin Weinthal on Iran's European enablers
# Jackson Diehl on Israel's Gaza war vindication
# 2 former senators warn on Iran

Jim Hoagland on Russia's 'duocracy'

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
SecDef Gates on missile defense...
# ...SecState Clinton weighs in as well
George Will on the lessons of Bosnia
# Ilan Berman says missile defense was the least worst option
# Daniel Larison on unnecessary democracy promotion