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The Rundown - September 23

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# Joshua Kucera mentions RFE in "Central Asia Snubs Democracy?", for "The Diplomat"
# Golnaz Esfandiari discusses Iran with the Italian daily "La Stampa"

International Press Review

# "Breakfast With Ahmadinejad" - Bret Stephens, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Talking To Ahmadinejad" - Jason Rezaian, "Slate"
# Russia will not sell various missile batteries and other arms to Iran
# A bombing in Iran is blamed on "Kurdish separatists"

# "Rights In South Asia" - I.A. Rehman, "Dawn"
# "Pakistan Needs Flood Aid To Prevent Militancy" - Saroop Ijaz, "The Guardian"
# "Surviving Democracy" - Khurram Husain, "Express Tribune"
# "Amok With 'Mush" - Nadeem Paracha, "Dawn"


# Three journalists have been arrested in Afghanistan
# "Taliban Strategy Comes Full Circle" - Imtiaz Gul, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Washington Post" reports on U.S. covert operations in Afghanistan

# Konstantin Sonin on the translated web page of the Russian Academy of Sciences
# "Divorcia Politica Alla Russica" - Anatol Lieven, "National Interest"
# "Putin's Grand Illusion" - Owen Matthews, "Newsweek"

Of Interest
# "Kazakhstan's Broken Promises On Human Rights" - Nina Ognianova, "The Guardian"
# "Who's Afraid Of Ukrainian History?" - Timothy Snyder, "NY Review of Books"
# "Debacle In New Delhi" - Sadanand Dhume, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# An Army inquiry clears General Stanley McChrystal and his senior aides after the "Rolling Stone" article
# Mohsen Milani on the struggles between the U.S. and Iran in Iraq
# The fallout from Bob Woodward's forthcoming book continues
# "The Election Campaigners We Can't See" - David Axlerod, "The Washington Post"