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The Rundown - December 14

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

Richard Holbrooke

# "Remembering Richard Holbrooke" - Steve Coll, "The New Yorker"
# "Holbrooke's Relentless Drive" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# Holbrooke remembers his time at "Foreign Policy"
# "Richard Holbrooke's Brilliant Drive" - Harold Evans, "The Daily Beast"

# "Time" reports on the Obama Administration's review of the Afghanistan War
# "The New York Times" reports on aid worker deaths in Afghanistan
# "Foreign Policy" has a photogallery of Afghanistan in 2010

# "Newsline" reports on the work of Pakistani citizens in flood relief
# "Pakistan's Apocalyptic Grapevine" - H.D.S. Greenway, "Boston Globe"
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on religious tolerance in Pakistan

# "Time" reports on who is killing Iranian nuclear scientists
# Iran's chief nuclear official is now its foreign minister

# "Gulag Lite" - David Remnick, "The New Yorker"
# "Silencing The Whistleblowers" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# Niklas Gvosdev on Barack Obama's relationship with Dmitry Medvedev

# The "LA Times" reports on goth culture in Iraq

# "America Should Give Assange A Medal" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"
# Stephen Sestanovich on the American government's reaction to Wikileaks

Of Interest
# "Turkey: The New Indispensible Nation" - Recip Tayyip Erdogan, "Zaman"
# "Talk To Terrorists" - Thanassis Cambanis, "Boston Globe"
# "Is Treason A Civic Duty?" - Thomas Darnst├Ądt, "Spiegel"
# Steve LeVine on Central Asia's ruling families

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Helle Dale on the strategy of U.S. international broadcasting
# Barack Obama will discuss strategy in Afghanistan publicly on Thursday