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The Rundown - October 29

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RFE In The Media

# Daud Khattak discusses peace talks with the Taliban for "Foreign Policy"
# "The Telegraph" reprints a report by Kevin O'Flynn on a new mosque for Moscow

International Press Review

# "Newsweek" reports on American hikers detained in Iran
# "A Nuclear Offer Iran Can't Refuse?" - Editorial, "Christian Science Monitor"
# "Iran May Regret Promoting Wikileaks" - Meir Javendafar, "The Guardian"
# "Keep The Iran War Talk Quiet" - Marc Lynch, "Foreign Policy"
# Russia says it will not sell weapons to Iran in violation of UN sanctions

# Oxfam says flood relief money is running out
# "Dreaming Of The Top" - Zafar Hilaly, "The Daily Times"

# The Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement was signed on Thursday
# The American military sees progress in Afghanistan
# Billions of dollars in contract money is accounted for in Afghanistan

# "Danger Room (Wired)" looks at propaganda in Iraq via Wikileaks
# "The Push To Execute Tariq Aziz" - Babak Dehghanpisheh, "Newsweek"

# "Mikhalkov's Disturbing Manifesto" - Vedomosti, "Moscow Times"
# Vladimir Putin has a black eye
# Turkmenistan and Russia disagree on energy sales to Europe
# "The Reset Blooms" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"

Of Interest
# "The Isreal-Palestinian Settlement Impasse" - Saeb Erakat, "The Washington Post"
# "Save Ukraine's Democracy" - Yulia Tymoshenko, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Britain's spy chief gave the first-ever public address for a head of Mi-6
# "The Lede (NYT)" reports on Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic
# "Spiegel" reports on child labor in Uzbekistan

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Wars We've Left Behind" - Michael Gerson, "The Washington Post"
# "The Economist" reports on the mid term elections in the United States
# Benjamin Witte explains how to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a court of law
# "Obama Speaks Truth About Power" - Philip Stephens, "Financial Times"