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The Rundown - August 30

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media

# "Bishkek Blunder" - Gregory Feifer, "The New Republic"
# "It Never Ends With The Jews" - James Kirchick, "Ha'aretz"
# "Take Iranian Opposition To The Streets" - Emmanuelle Ottolenghi, "The Australian"
# "Democracy Digest" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's recent reporting on Iran
# "PressTV" quotes RFE/RL reporting on Russia's space program

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Show Roundup
# A summary of the shows with links to transcripts
# Fareed Zakaria talks to Fred Kaplan and Clay Shirky
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Meet The Press" discusses Hurricane Katrina five years later
# "Fox News Sunday talks to Glenn Beck

# "A Call For Help" - John Kerry, "Boston Globe"
# "Flood Tides" - Steve Coll, "The New Yorker"
# "Militants On The Move In Pakistan?" - Farhana Qazi, "Foreign Policy"
# Pakistan's cricket team is rocked by a match-fixing scandal

# Five campaign workers and a parliamentary candidate were killed
# "In Praise Of Corruption" - Barry Gewen, "The New Republic"

# Vladimir Putin supports the halting of the highway through the Khimki Forest
# Militants attacked Ramzan Kadyrov's home town
# "Oppression In Modern Russia" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"

# "Did Iran Really Benefit From Iraq War?" - Heydar al-Khoei, "The Guardian"
# "Why Iran's Bahai Matter" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Iran is shifting assets from European banks

# "Spiegel" interviews Ayad Allawi
# Anne Applebaum on the legacy of the Iraq War
# "A Very Long Engagement" - Noah Feldman, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The new U.S. Ambassador makes his first public appearance

Of Interest
# "The New York Times" reports on the possibility of Viktor Bout making a deal
# "The head of Radio/TV Marti has resigned
# "As Nationalism Rises, Will The EU Fail?" - Charles Kupchan, "The Washington Post"
# McClatchy reports on two competing rallies in D.C. over the weekend

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Foreign Policy" profiles Al-Waleed bin Talal
# Peter Baker looks at Barack Obama as a "war president"
# "Foreign Policy" interviews Google CEO Eric Schmidt