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The Rundown - October 14

News & views on RFE's broadcast region


# "Interview With Mehdi Karroubi" - Laura Secor, "The New Yorker"
# "Free Iran" - Emanuelle Ottolenghi, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Slate" reports on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Lebanon visit
# "We Can't Stop Iran Form Going Nuclear" - Barry Gewen, "The New Republic"

# "General Petraeus's Ambitions" - Imtiaz Gul, "Foreign Policy"
# "Pakistan Court Takes On Its President" - Nicolas Brulliard, "Global Post"
# "Jinnah's Dream Is Now A Nightmare" - Wajahat Latif, "Express Tribune"
# Pakistan is planning a military offensive in North Waziristan

# The U.S. military has facilitated talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban
# "A Realistic Anti-Corruption Strategy For Afghanistan" - Col. Gregory Douquet & Michael O'Hanlon
# "Afghanistan's 'Royal' Outcasts" - Karlos Zurutuza, "The Diplomat"
# German soldiers recount their time in Baghlan Province

# The national census is underway in Russia
# "Sarkozy's Russian Gamble" - Kenneth Weinstein, "The Wall Street Journal"
# UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is in Moscow

Of Interest
# All parties have agreed to a vote recount following elections in Kyrgyzstan
# Timothy Garton Ash on China's reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize
# Al Gore's "Current TV" is trying to re-invent itself

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Education Of A President" - Peter Baker, "The New York Times Magazine"
# "The Future Of Power" - Joseph Nye, Jr., "Moscow Times"
# Senator Claire McCaskill criticizes the White House on oversight of the Afghanistan War