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The Rundown - December 6

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "The Tired Terrorist" - Christian Caryl, "NY Review Of Books"
# "The Telegraph" quotes RFE's interview with Boris Volodarsky
# Radio Azadi's radio distribution continued in Feyzabad

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# "This Week" discusses the war in Afghanistan with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Zalmay Khalilzad
# The analysis of David Brooks and Ruth Marcus
# "Meet The Press" interviews Senators McConnell and Kerry

Iran Nuclear Talks
# Iran claims to have delivered Uranium from a domestic source
# "The Guardian" reports on covert actions against Iran's nuclear program
# "U.S. And Iran Worlds Apart In Bahrain" - Roula Khalaf, "Financial Times"
# "Diplomatic Illusions" - Reuel Marc Gerecht, "The Weekly Standard"

# "The Land Of No Good Options" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# "The End Of Diplomacy As We Know It?" - Wolfgang Ishchinger, "The New York Times"
# "How Wikileaks Cables Captures 21st Century Turkey" - Jackson Diehl, "The Washington Post"
# Inside Wikileaks's new bunker
# "Wikileaks And Teh Sham Of Public Diplomacy" - Ben Barber, "Salon"

# Prosecutors have arrested four officials from the election committee
# "Failing Afghanistan" - Daniel Markey, "Foreign Policy"
# Christopher Buchanan discusses a rambling interview with Hamid Karzai
# The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to "eliminate militant sanctuaries"


# Some police officers will be arrested over the death of Benazir Bhutto
# The "AP" reports from a village once under Taliban control

# "How Law May Come To Russia" - Anatol Lieven, "Financial Times"
# "Mr. Putin's Show Trial" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"

# "The New York Times" reports on the Iraqi economy

# "Why Iran Loves Wikileaks" - Chas Freeman, "The New York Times"
# Iranian officials are trying to curb rampant pollution in Tehran

Of Interest
# "Moldova Still Stuck In A Rut" - David Stern, "Global Post"
# "Bin Laden's Lonely Crusade" - Peter Bergen, "Vanity Fair"
# According to leaked documents, China orchestrated a large hack against Google

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Cyber Guerillas Can Help The U.S." - Evgeny Morozov, "Financial Times"
# An FBI informant infiltrated a mosque in California and was then reported to the FBI as a possible terrorist
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"