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The Rundown - December 7

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "UPI" cites RFE reporting on politics in Kyrgyzstan

International Press Review

# Julian Assange is set to meet with UK authorities over the Swedish arrest warrant
# "Prosecute Assange Under The Espionage Act" - Dianne Feinstein, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Wikileaks Cables Aren't As Threatening As Advertised" - Anne Applebaum
# "Spiegel" interviews Prince Turki bin Faisal

# "U.S. Threats Will Derail Iranian Nuclear Talks" - Sadegh Kharazi, "Financial Times"
# Carl Bildt says sanctioning Iran "won't work"
# "The New York Times" reports on Iran's divorce rate
# "Watching Iran" - Barbara Slavin, "Foreign Policy"

# The results of the latest public opinion polling in Afghanistan
# "The Wall Street Journal" interviews Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez in Kandahar
# Afghanistan's governemnt delayed its ban on private security firms
# "NPR" reports on foreign forces in Afghanistan

# "Pakistan: Sum Of All America's Fears" - H.D.S. Greenway, "Global Post"
# A photo gallery of a massive suicide attack in Northwest Pakistan

# "The Best News Rubles Can't Buy" - William Dunkerley, "Moscow Times"
# Mikhail Khordokovsky's lawyers think Wikileaks shows the U.S. knows the "real" Russia
# A Bashkortostan court banned the memoirs of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini
# Photo gallery: "The Year In Putin"

Of Interest
# "The New York Times" reports on Serbia's rise in tennis
# "Do You Really Want To Live Forever?" - Joan Bakewell, "BBC"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Ratify The New START Treaty" - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, "International Herald Tribune"
# The U.S. has struggled to stem the flow of arms to militant groups