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The Rundown - November 26

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
Village Voice reports on women's rights in the world
# Robert Fisk discusses Armenia

Int'l Press Review

Erik Malmstrom on the realities of war
# Obama faces a fight with democrats over his Afghan strategy
# The U.S. wants its allies to add 10,000 troops in Afghanistan
# Can Japan bring peace to Afghanistan?

Maziar Bahari on his detention and talking to Tehran
# The "NY Times" ed board on the Iranian regime
# Film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf on democracy in Iran
# Kian Tajbakhsh is facing new espionage charges
# Conor Foley on Brazil, Iran and human rights

Recent attacks in Iraq are raising alarms

Chris Patten on the EU's weak Russia policy
# Russia's Interior Ministry details charges against Hermitage Capital

Of Interest

# Timothy Garton Ash on EU foreign policy
# Evgeny Morozov on authoritarians on the web
# Julia Ioffe on Ukraine's phantom swine flu outbreak
# David Van Praagh on America's relationship with India
# Nick Danforth on Turkey's drift away from the West
# A U.K. company claims Georgia stole its steel mill