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The Rundown - November 18

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "UPI" cites RFE reporting on protestors storming the trial of Kurmanbek Bakiyev
# "Eurasianet" cites RFE Turkmen Service reporting on party politics in Turkmenistan
# Lafayette University profiles 2001 alumunus, and RFE audience researcher, Sarah Glacel

International Press Review

# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on Afghan border police Colonel Abdul Razzik
# Russia and NATO will sign an agreement on supply lines into Afghanistan
# "Rethinking Objectives In Afghanistan" - Phillip Mudd, "Foreign Policy"
# "Fear And Loathing Over Kabul" - Malou Innocent, "National Interest"

# Richard Holbrooke does not think Pervez Musharraf can make a political comeback
# "Owning Peace In Swat" - Fazal Khaliq, "Express Tribune"
# Pakistan has signed a new arms deal with China
# "The Fission Of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi" - Zia Khan, "Express Tribune"

# Admiral Mike Mullen says sanctions on Iran are working
# The "AP" reports on the effect of the nuclear standoff on Iran's cancer patients

# "The Pause Button" - Dmitry Trenin, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Khordokovsky Cancer" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"
# "From Russia With Love And Money" - John Gapper, "Financial Times"

# Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says he will not sign Tariq Aziz's death sentence
# "Is Obama Losing Iraq?" - Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi, "Project Syndicate"

Of Interest
# "NATO And The Case For Defence" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# The German government has issued a "concrete terror warning"
# "NATO's Turkey Problem" - Soner Cagaptay, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Tweeting Fire On The Internet" - Salil Tripathi, "The Wall Street Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# A civilian court aquitted terror suspect Ahmed Ghilani of all but one charge
# "The Merchant Of Death Vs. The Reset" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"
# "The New York Times" editorializes on the republican position on the START Treaty
# Les Gelb on the U.S. defense budget