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The Rundown - November 11

News & views on RFE's broadcast region


# "The New York Times" reports on a massive bombing in Karachi
# A Christian woman has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy
# "Pakistan: A Battered Bulwork" - Green & Dombey, "Financial Times"
# "Time" reports on the situation for Sufi Muslims in Pakistan
# Laura Rozen reports on Pervez Musharraf's circuit around Washington, D.C.

# An election worker recorded a phone call with a government official trying to commit election fraud
# 2014 seems to be the new target date for international forces in Afghanistan
# Canada will keep troops in Afghanistan past its 2011 deadline

# Supporters of Ayad Allawi walked out of parliament

# "Why The GOP Must Back Obama On Iran" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# "How To Squeeze Iran On The Nuclear Issue" - Ray Takeyh, "The Washington Post"
# The EU has agreed on a date for talks with Iran

# "The High Price Of Journalism In Putin's Russia" - Elena Milashina, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Dmitry Medvedev will hold an online Q & A session next week
# "Reset, Rethought" - Steve LeVine, "Foreign Policy"
# Authorities have re-opened the investigation into the beating of Mikhail Beketov
# "An Investor's Wishlist" - Odd Per Brekk, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
# "Unparliamentary Language In Tbilisi" - Nino Burjanadze, "National Interest"
# The "LA Times" reports on the expanding market for drone aircraft
# "Turkey's Challenge To Old Europe" - Philip Stevens, "Financial Times"
# "The Internet's Doomsday Scenario" - Thomas Weber, "The Daily Beast"
# "Foreign Aid For Scoundrels" - William Easterly, "NY Review of Books"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Obama's Top 10 Foreign Policy Headaches" - Josh Rogin, "Foreign Policy"
# "Dangerous Nuclear Illusions" - Roger Cohen, "The New York Times"
# "The Daliy Beast" and "Newsweek" are set to merge