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The Rundown - August 23

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media

# James Kirchick on North Korean art for the "Weekly Standard"
# P.J. O'Rourke on his trip to Afghanistan for the "Weekly Standard"

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Show Roundup
# "This Week" interviews Hamid Karzai
# "Face The Nation" interviews General Ray Odierno
# The analysis of Shields and Gerson

# Pakistani officials say the arrest of Mullah Baradar was meant to derail peace talks
# The "PBS Newshour" interviews Pakistan's foreign minister
# "The New Republic" goes inside a Pakistani relief camp

# "The King of Iraq" - Babek Deghanpisheh, "Foreign Policy"
# "Mission Unfulfilled" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "The Guns Of August, 1990" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"

# "Pakistan Is The Afghan War's Real Aggressor" - Rangin Dadfar Spanta, "The Washington Post"
# "Why Europe Fears Petraeus' Urge To Surge" - Ahmed Rashid, "Financial Times"
# Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he helped an aide accused of graft

# "How Bad is Bushehr?" - Richard Weitz, "The Diplomat"
# Iran unveiled a new, long-range drone

# "What Does Viktor Bout Know?" - Douglas Farah, "Foreign Policy"
# "Russia's Long War On Terror" - Yuri Kozyrev, "Time"
# A retired colonel is acquitted in the attempted murder of Anatoly Chubais

Of Interest
# "Ukraine Is Failing The Democracy Test" - Viktor Tkachuck, "The Guardian"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Choose To Move The Mosque" - Karen Hughes, "The Washington Post"
# "The New York Times" on the politics of the Iraq War