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The Rundown - October 7

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media
# "The Accidental Activist" - James Kirchick, "Washingtonian"
# "The Guardian" quotes Luke Allnutt on digital activism
# "UPI" cites RFE reporting on a fight between Kyrgyz political parties

International Press Review

# The U.S. apologizes for an ISAF incursion in to Pakistan where 2 soldiers died
# "As Lawless As Ever" - Sehar Tariq, "Express Tribune"
# "Global Post" reports that Pakistan cannot maintain its border closure

# Elements in Pakistan are urging the Taliban to keep fighting coalition forces
# Afghan authorities found tons of explosives reportedly from Iran
# "The Washington Post" editorializes on a possible peace deal with the Taliban

# "Time" interviews Kurdistan Regional Government leader Barham Salih
# "Iraq's Postwar Stability Is Crucial" - Fly & Noonan, "Politico"
# A U.S. trade representative says investors should move into Iraq now

# A photo gallery from Grozny
# Moscow interim mayor Vladimir Resin joined the United Russia Party
# "United Russia Is NoParty Of Power" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
# "Spiegel" reports on the case of Viktor Bout
# "The Economist" interviews former Twitter CEO Evan Williams
# "The Case Against NATO" - Daniel Larison, "The Week"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The End Of The Great Game" - Steve LeVine, "The New Republic"
# "Toward A New American Century" - Michael Milken, "The Wall Street Journal"