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The Rundown - January 7

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
"Real Clear World" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's interview with John Limbert
# Richard Lugar mentions RFE/RL in a piece on new media for "Foreign Policy"
# Laura Rozen quotes Akbar Ganji's RFE/RL piece at length
# "Digital Journal" cites RFE/RL reporting on a suicide bomber in Russia
# "Hurriyet" cites RFE/RL reporting on the Armenian economy

Int'l Press Review

CNN interviews a former member of the Basij militia
# Timothy Garton Ash thinks the Iranian protests should lead to a change in the West
# Robin Wright on the Iranian opposition's manifesto
# The Iranian regime is "leaking" like never before
# Steve Coll and Lawrence Wright discuss Iran and al-Qaeda
# Hooman Majd theinks the Green Movement is one of civil rights, not necessarily democracy
# The Iranian regime is calling for more informants on protestors

Gerald Posner reports that the ISI may have aided the CIA suicide attacker
# Kai Eide warns against a solely military operation in Afghanistan

Lilia Shevtsova wonders why the West has gone so easy on Russia's leaders

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Jonathan Alter on why Obama should meet with Dick Cheney
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"