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The Rundown - October 12

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "Battle In Belgrade" - James Kirchick, "Foreign Policy"
# "Europe The Intolerant" - James Kirchick, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Omer Karabeg of RFE's South Slavic Service won a SEEMO Award for outstanding journalism

International Press Review

# "Pakistan Is Not America's Enemy" - Ryan Crocker, "The Wall Street Journal"
# President Zardari rails against "dictators and uninformed persons" hurting Pakistan
# "Media And Obedience" - Mashood Rizvi, "Express Tribune"

# Jean MacKenzie on the death of a British aid worker in Afghanistan
# A British aid worker may have been killed by the U.S. special forces team trying to rescue her
# "In Afghanistan, The First Hints Of Success" - Michael Gerson, "The Washington Post"

# Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Russia
# "The Mystical Million-Man Army" - Alexander Golts, "Moscow Times"
# will offer an IPO that could be worth $750 million

# Two "foreigners" were arrested while interviewing the son of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on the effects of sanctions on the Iranian economy

# "The Guardian" reports on the economic turnaround of Basra
# Heads of state from Turkey and Syria want Iraq to get its politics in order
# "The Arming Of Iraq Should Cease" - James Denslow, "The Guardian"

# "Gay Pride Shows Serbia's Progress" - Rob Miller, "The Guardian"
# "The Economist" on Hillary Clinton's trip to the Balkans

Of Interest
# "Turkey Has Gone Back On Its Word" - Edward Nalbandian, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The Kyrgyz Test" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "Spiegel" interviewed Liu Xia days before her husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
# Douglas Coupland has the "Radical Pessimist's Guide To The Next 10 Years"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Why Drones Are Here To Stay" - Richard Weitz, "The Diplomat"
# "Donilon More Feared Than Loved" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"