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The Rundown - December 1

News & views on RFE's broadcast region


# "A Banquet Of Secrets" - Timothy Garton Ash, "The Guardian"
# "The Fragile Community" - David Brooks, "The New York Times"
# "Bradley Manning Isn't A Criminal. He's A Hero" - Sheldon Richman, "Christian Science Monitor"
# "Dictators, Democracies, And Wikileaks" - Eliott Abrams, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Howard Kurtz interviews Senator John McCain
# Documents show how U.S. diplomats reacted to protests in Iran

# "Wikileaks Should Prompt A Rethink On Iran" - Karim Sadjadpour, "Financial Times"
# "Time" wonders if Mossad is targetting Iran's nuclear scientists
# "Why Is Iran Chasing The Roadrunner?" - Meir Javendafar, "The Guardian"
# "The New York Time" reports on Tehran's anti-HIV measures

# The "AFP" reports on mismanaged flood aid in Pakistan
# Wikileaks documents show General Kayani mulled a coup
# The documents also show how the army and ISI are involved in Pakistani politics

# "Afghanistan's Forgotten Province" - Karlos Zurutuza, "The Diplomat"
# "USA Today" reports on U.S. attitudes towards the war in Afghanistan

# "A Business Martyr In Putin's Russia" - Garry Kasparov, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Vladimir Putin will be the last public figure interviewed by Larry King
# "Promises, Promises" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Russia and Belarus may be set for another energy dispute

# Wikileaks documents show Iran's actions in Iraq
# Authorities thwarted a plot to bomb the French Embassy in Baghdad

Of Interest
# Hillary Clinton is in Astana, Kazakhstan
# "Violence In Tajikistan" - Joshua Kucera, "The Diplomat"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# VOA will start broadcasting Persian-language news shows to Iran
# Republican Senators may support the START Treaty
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
# Andrew Kohut on how Americans don't seem to care about ongoing wars