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The Rundown - December 2

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media
# "Stopping Regional Interference In Afghanistan" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# RFE's Murat Gukemukhov is quoted in a Jamestown Foundation report on Circassians

International Press Review

# "Time" interviews Julian Assange
# Wikileaks has been kicked off's servers
# "Der Spiegel" reports on cables from the Russia-Georgia War
# "Below The Surface, A Dim View Of Russia" - C.J. Chivers, "The New York Times"

# Larry King interviews Vladimir Putin
# "The Era Of Diminished Expectations" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia's Reckoning With Katyn" - Timothy Snyder, "NY Review Of Books"
# "A Triumph Of Aimlessness" - Nikolai Petrov, "Moscow Times"

# "WikiWreaks Havoc" - Saba Imtiaz, "Express Tribune"
# "Of Commandos, Drones, And Human Rights" - Anwar Iqbal, "Dawn"
# "Pakistan Stares Into A Valley Of Death" - Syed Saleem Shahzad, "Asia Times"

# Afghanistan's election commission certified the results of September's elections
# A US Army staff sergeant has pleaded guilty to attacks on Afghan civilians

# "Why Can't Arabs And Iranians Get Along?" - John Limbert, "Foreign Policy"
# Doyle McManus thinks Obama's Iran policy is working

START Treaty
# "The Republican Case For Ratifying START" - Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, et al
# "Obama's Time-Warp Focus On New START" - George Will, "The Washington Post"

Of Interest
# "The Kyrgyzstani Experiment" - Banyan, "The Economist"
# Belarus will give up all of its nuclear material by next year
# "Google And Europe" - Editorial, "The New York Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Nevermind Democracy" - Michael Brendan Dougherty, "Time"
# David Ignatius on drone warfare and detention policy