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The Rundown - November 1

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "Think Progress" quotes Gregory Feifer's blog post on Russia in Afghanistan
# An "Independent" report on Carlos the Jackal mentions RFE

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# "This Week" talks terrorism with John Brennan
# Fareed Zakaria hosts a program on restoring the American dream
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks

# "Sacks Of Cash" - Yousafzai & Moreau, "Newsweek"
# "Dawn" has details from negotiations with the Taliban
# "An Unecessary War" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"

# "Global Post" reports on Pakistan's tourism industry
# Baitullah Mehsud’s brother was reportedly shot dead in North Waziristan
# "Elusive Hearts And Minds" - Huma Yusuf, "Dawn"

# "Careful What You Wish For" - Hossein Askari, "National Interest"
# The "LA Times" reports on the Supreme leader's sharp appeal to clerics

# "Russia vs. Its History" - Maxim Trudolyubov, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Political Lessons From Pushkin" - Alexei Bayer, "Moscow Times"
# "New Approach To The Russia-Georgia Conflict" - Charap & Welt, "Real Clear World"
# Vladimir Frolov on the rift between Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev
# Both Medvedev and Putin are quite popular

# The death toll from a church seige is now at 50
# Iraq's Shi'ite bloc rejects Saudi offers of political mediation

Of Interest
# "Spiegel" reports on Uzbekistan
# "Journalism Scoops Wikileaks" - L. Gordon Crovitz, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Leaks" - Steve Coll, "The New Yorker"
# Turkey says it won't block a NATO missile shield

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Petraeus vs. Obama" - Michael Cohen, "Foreign Policy"
# "Why 'Fox News' Should Help Fund 'NPR'" - Steve Coll, "The Washington Post"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"