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The Rundown - September 24

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "Dispatch From The Knife's Edge" - James Kirchick, "The New Republic"
# "Reuters", the "AP", and the "Long War Journal" cite RFE Tajik Service reporting on militants in Tajikistan
# "The Daily Times" reprints a report on Afghan militias by Ron Synovitz & Mustafa Sarwar
# "The Telegraph" cites RFE reporting on the trial of Hossein Derakhshan

International Press Review

# "My Dinner With Ahmadinejad" - Stephen Kinzer, "The Daily Beast"
# "Containing Iran" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "Iran's Defecting Diplomats" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Reuel Marc Gerecht on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's actions at the UN
# "The Ahmadinejad Circus" - Hooman Majd, "The Daily Beast"

# "Warlord TV" - Katherine Brown & Tom Glaisyer, "Foreign Policy"
# Robert Gates defends the Obama Administration's Afghanistan policy
# "The Reluctant Commander-in-Chief" - Michael Gerson, "The Washington Post"

# Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was sentenced to 86 years in jail

# "The New York Times" reports on the row between Yuri Luzhkov and Dmitry Medvedev
# Ian Bremmer wonders why Yuri Luzhkov is still mayor of Moscow
# The Kremlin launches a new investigative agency
# The "Christian Science Monitor" on Russia's decision to not sell arms to Iran

# "Iraq's Oil: A Lesson In Transparency" - Ali al-Mawlawi, "The Guardian"
# "As Iraq Combat Ends, Untold Stories Live On" - James Key, "USA Today"

Of Interest
# EurasiaNet reports on a new private daily newspaper in Turkmenistan
# "NATO's Long Drift Towards Irrelevance" - Philip Stephens, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "How Obama Got Burned By Woodward" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"
# "The End Of The Domestic Presidency?" - Joshua Keating, "Foreign Policy"
# More contractors have died in Iraq and Afghanistan than soldiers