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The Rundown - August 24

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media

# "Tough Times For Pakistan's Secular Leaders" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# "UPI" quotes an RFE/RL report on Turkmenistan's energy policy
# "UPI" cites RFE/RL reporting on the death of a Chechen rebel leader

International Press Review

# "Time" interviews Asif Ali Zardari
# "GlobalPost" reprts from a Karachi refugee camp
# "Pakistan's Human Cockroaches" - Fasi Zaka, "Express Tribune"

# A memorial in the Northeast leaves out current power brokers
# "Time" reports on Russian investment in Afghanistan

# "Cracks In The Iranian Monolith" - Michael Ledeen, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Art Keller on how the West can contain Iran
# Jeremy Bernstein doesn't think anyone should worry about Bushehr
# Iran says it is willing to stop 20% enrichment

# "Putin's Perestroika Experiment In Kaliningrad" - Nikolai Petrov, "Moscow Times"
# "The New York Times" reports on the arrest of a prominent Russian hacker
# The "Moscow Times" reports on a truce between the Kadyrovs and Yamadayevs

# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on the integration of Kurdish soldiers

Of Interest
# "Searching For Justice In Kyrgyzstan" - Banyan, "The Economist"
# "Asia's Water Crisis" - Mong Palatino, "The Diplomat"
# "End The Hypocrisy And Talk Turkey" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Iranian Reset In U.S.-Russia Relations" - Dmitry Sidorov, "Forbes"
# "The New York Times" reports on imam Feisal Rauf

From the Blogs

# "Danger Room (Wired)" on literacy in the Afghan Army
# Marc Lynch responds to Jeffrey Goldberg's article
# David Rieff thinks Hillary Clinton has a naive view on development