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The Rundown - October 20
October 20, 2010
News & views on RFE's
RFE In The Media
# "The Daily Dish"
quotes James Kirchick's report
on a "cure" for homosexuality in Serbia
# "The Wall Street Journal" links to an RFE report about
Hugo Chavez's trip to Iran
" - James Kirchick, "Tablet"
International Press Review
# NATO has been helping
Taliban members get from Pakistan to Kabul
for peace talks
Another Militia Creation Gone Wrong
" - Thomas Ruttig, "Foreign Policy"
# "Global Post" reports on the
state of the Afghan police
Australia Explains Afghanistan
" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
Get Tough On Pakistan
" - Zalmay Khalilzad, "The New York Times"
Talking At Cross Purposes
" - H.D.S. Greenway, "International Herald Tribune"
# At least
29 more people have been murdered in Karachi
in targetted killings
# The U.S. plans to
increase military aid to Pakistan
# The "Christian Science Monitor" on
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's visit to Qom
# Josh Rogin reports the
Iran sanctions bill as a midterm election issue
in the U.S.
The Awakening Falls Asleep
" - Paul Pillar, "National Interest"
Al-Maliki's Return Would Damage Iraq
" - Nussaibah Younis, "The Guardian"
" - Editorial, "The New York Times"
Supporting Terrorist Values
" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# "Spiegel" reports on a
proposed mosque in Moscow
# Anna Chapman is on
the cover of "Maxim" in Russia
# VOA Uzbek Service correspondent
Abdumalik Boboyev was fined and released
# The OSCE urged Tajikistan to
improve its treatment of independent media
# Google is helping Israel put the
Dead Sea Scrolls online
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Thomas de Waal on the
nomination of Matthew Bryza
as Ambassador to Azerbaijan
# Peter Beinart suggests
Colin Powell for Secretary of Defense
# The U.S. military will start accepting
openly gay recruits
# Al Kamen's "
In The Loop
# Donald Rumsfeld is
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