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The Rundown - September 16

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "The Guardian" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari in a report about the "Cyrus Cylinder" artifact
# "The Media Line" interviews RFE's Amin Mudaqiq and Akbar Ayazi on Afghanistan

International Press Review

# Hamid Karzai reiterates plans to negotiate with the Taliban
# Five people are dead after anti-American protests in Kabul
# Europeans are growing increasingly skeptical of the Afghan War

"The Lede (NYT)" on the case of a mob killing in Pakistan
# "Does India Want A Stable Pakistan?" - Sumit Ganguly, "The Diplomat"
# "Marginally Less Invisible" - Naveen Naqvi, "Express Tribune"

# Maziar Bahari on the release of Sarah Shourd

# "The Bell Tolls For Luzhkov" - Vedomosti, "Moscow Times"
# Russia and Norway have agreed on their maritime border
# The war of words between Medvedev and Luzhkov escalates

# "Iraq's Ignored Victims" - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, "NY Review of Books"
# U.S. and Iraqi forces engage in non-combat raid in Fallujah

Of Interest
# "North Korea Wants To Make A Deal" - Jimmy Carter, "The New York Times"
# Ayman al-Zawahiri releases a new audio message
# "Turkey's Choice" - Soner Cagaptay, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Roma And The EU" - James Goldston, "International Herald Tribune"
# Ahdaf Soueif on elections in Egypt for "The Guardian"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Confessions Of A Gay Soldier" - Anonymous, "The New Republic"
# U.S. Central Command has proposed over $1 biilion in military aid for Yemen
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"

From The Blogs
# "FP Passport" has a photo essay on dictator fashion
# A blogger is shedding light on drug violence in Mexico
# Evgeny Morozov continues his criticism of Haystack