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The Rundown - October 6

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# Josh Rogin on BBG Chariman Walter Isaacson's statement at RFE's 60th anniversary celebration
# "North Korea's New Prince" - Christian Caryl, "NY Review Of Books"
# Deborah Hastings cites RFE reporting on the "Borat 2" film in Kazakhstan for "AOL News"

International Press Review

# 22 NATO tanker trucks were torched in Quetta
# A new White House report is sharply critical of Pakistan
# A Briton killed in a drone strike was to become "terror chief"
# "The Dominant Role Of The Military" - Mubashir Hasan, "Express Tribune"
# "America's Image Problem In Pakistan" - Kalsoom Lakhani, "Foreign Policy"

# "The Washington Post" on talks between the Karzai government and the Taliban
# "Obama Must Keep His Eye On The Afghan Exit" - Ahmed Rashid, "Financial Times"

# The UAE has cut ties with some Iranian banks
# Mir Hossein Mousavi calls for a referendum on Ahmadinejad policies
# "The Cable (Foreign Policy)" on the possibility of sanctions for Chinese companies in Iran

# "Pax Americana And The New Iraq" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The U.S. is concerned with Muqtada al-Sadr's potential political role in iraq
# "Progress Doesn't End Iraq's Paralysis" - Ranj Alaaldin, "The Guardian"
# "The Washington Post" editorializes on the U.S. Congress and a new Iraqi government

# "Going From Populist To Puppet" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Wolfgang Clement on EU-Russia relations

Of Interest
# "Turkey's EU Accesion: The Norwegian Solution" - Robert Ellis, "The Guardian"
# "The Demilitarization Of Europe" - Gary Schmitt, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Did Ukraine Just End The Orange Revolution?" - Alex Brideau, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Wall Street Journal" on holds on diplomats by Senators Boxer and Brownback
# Obama-Clinton 2012?
# "Time To Rethink U.S. Bases In Asia" - Steve Clemons, "The Diplomat"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"