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The Rundown - September 14

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "The Examiner" cites RFE reporting on resignations of Iranian diplomats
# "UPI" cites RFE reporting on natural gas prices in Armenia

International Press Review

# Syed Talat Hussain on being a journalist in Pakistan
# "The National" reports on loans to flood vicitims from militants
# "The New York Times" on Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts

# "From Bad To Worse" - Anna Badkhen, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on fighting in Helmand Province
# General Petraeus has tightened rules on contracts in Afghanistan

# "Iran Plays Games With Jailed Hikers" - Iason Athanasiadas, "The National"
# "Newsweek" on Iran's nuclear program
# Ayatollah Khamenei condemns a once-planned Quran burning


# "Ahead Of Elections, Russia Cleans House" - Miriam Elder, "Global Post"
# "Who Really Wields Power In Russia?" - David Hearst, "The Guardian"
# The UN 's human rights chief criticizes Russia over the murder of journalists
# Yury Luzhkov will sue several TV channels
# Microsoft changes its policy towards software piracy in Russia

# "The New York Times" reports on the role of U.S. troops in Iraq

Of Interest
# "Call Off The Great Game" - Thomas de Waal, "Foreign Policy"
# "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Roma?" - Tom Gallagher, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "6 Mysteries Of North Korea's Succession" - Carlin & Wit, "Foreign Policy"
# "OPEC At 50" - Javier Blas, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Michael Gerson on extremists making news
# "The Cable" reports on the coming Senate vote on the START Treaty
# Hillary Clinton travels to Egypt for Middle East peace talks
# "The General Gunning For Wikileaks" - Philip Shenon, "The Daily Beast"

From The Blogs
# Andrew Bacevich on Hillary Clinton's latest speech
# Joshua Foust, Andrew Exum, and Justin Logan on the Afghanistan Study Group report
# "Threat Level (Wired)" reports on computer privacy laws in the U.S.