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The Rundown - September 6

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media

# "The New York Times" and "LA Times" cite RFE/RL reporting on a new tv station in Iran
# "Democracy Digest" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iranian politics
# Afghanistan's Embassy in Washington reprints RFE/RL's report on the sacking of Said Jawad
# James Kirchick reviews the latest book by Sasha Polakow-Suransky

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Show Round-up
# A summary with key quotes and transcripts
# Tony Blair sits down with "This Week"
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Fox News Sunday" has Senator John McCain
# "Meet The Press" interviews Lindsay Graham

# "The Next Afghan Election" - Editorial, "The New York Times"
# Assets have been frozen at the Kabul Bank

# "A Plan For Pakistan" - Ahmed Rashid, "The Washington Post"
# "The New York Times" reports on the long term effects of the floods
# "No Protection For Media" - Huma Yusuf, "Dawn"

# Mahmoud Ahmedinejad warns against a military strike on Iran
# "Iran's Next President?" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# Dokhi Fassihian thinks the U.S. should support a UN rights monitor in Iran
# The "Women in the World" group is trying to stop the execution of Sakineh Ashtiani

# "Moscow And 'The Merchant Of Death'" - Amy Knight, "NY Review of Books"
# Vladimir Frolov on the decision to halt the Khimki Forest highway
# "The New Cyber Watchdog" - Victor Davidoff, "Moscow Times"
# A new crosswalk-awareness campaign finds horses painted as zebras

# "The Washington Post" on Ray Odierno's exit from Iraq
# "Iraq's Bright Future" - Ian Bremmer, "The Daily Beast"

Of Interest
# Oleg Bebenin was found dead over the weekend outside of Minsk
# "Why God Did Not Create The Universe" - Stephen Hawking, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Newsweek" reports on internal strife at Wikileaks
# "The Wall Street Journal" interviews Jules Kroll
# Kathleen Parker on social media as tools for peace

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The True Cost Of The Iraq War" - Stiglitz & Bilmes, "The Washington Post"
# "Why bin Laden Still Matters" - Peter Bergen, "Newsweek"
# Fareed Zakaria thinks the U.S. overreacted to the 9/11 attacks