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The Rundown - September 20

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "The Washington Post", "NPR" and hundreds of other news outlets run an AP report of RFE's radio distribution effort in Afghanistan
# The "AP" quotes RFE's interview with Ahkmed Zakayev
# A "Small Wars Council" paper mentions RFE's broadcasts in Afghanistan

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Show Roundup
# A summary with key quotes
# "This Week" interviews Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hillary Clinton
# "Meet The Press" has Colin Powell and Bill Clinton
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks

# "The New York Times" and "Chrisitian Science Monitor" report on the Afghan elections
# "Spiegel" interviews General David Petraeus
# "Searching For Plan B In Afghanistan" - Gregg Carlstrom, "Al Jazeera"
# Five U.S. soldiers stand accused of killing Afghan civilians

# "Pakhtunwali And The Taliban" - Imran Khan, "Express Tribune"
# "What The Waters Washed Away" - Rania Abouzeid, "Foreign Policy"
# "The News International" reports on the kidnapping and torturing of a journalist

# "The Business Of Russia Is Corruption" - Alexei Bayer, "Moscow Times"
# "Moscow's Mayor Daley" - Julia Ioffe, "Foreign Policy"
# "The End Is Near For Luzhkov" - Nikolai Petrov, "Moscow Times"
# "Foreign Policy" has a photo essay of Luzhkov's 19 years as Moscow mayor

# "Iran's Identity Crisis" - Ray Takeyh, "The Washington Post"
# "An Iranian Ransom" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Letters From Iran's Hellish Prisons" - Jason Shams, "The Daily Beast"
# "Iran Is Not A Nuclear Threat" - Scott Horton, "Christian Science Monitor"

# "The New York Times" reports on political wrangling in Iraq
# A car bomb killed over 30 people in Baghdad

Of Interest
# "Charlemagne (The Economist)" on the row over Roma in Europe
# "Unfreezing Arctic Assets" - Laurence Smith, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert plan "competing" rallies in Washington on Oct. 30
# Facebook may (or may not) be developing a phone

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Complicit In Russia's Crimes" - David Kramer, "The Washington Post"
# "Islam's Encounter With America" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The National" reports on overtures to Syria from the U.S. and Iran
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"