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The Rundown - December 22

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media
# "Radio World" reports on Radio Azadi's radio distribution project in Afghanistan
# The "Moscow Times" cites Radio Svoboda reporting on the beating of Irina Khalip

International Press Review

# "Foreign Policy" lists the stories you missed about Afghanistan in 2010
# Afghan authorities say Iran is blocking fuel transports to Afghanistan
# "General Petraeus's Surge Map" - Matthew Kaminski, "The Wall Street Journal"

# "Newsline" reports on radio in flood-stricken areas of Pakistan
# ISAF says it has no plans to conduct raids in Pakistan
# "Dealing With Pakistan" - H.D.S. Greenway, "International Herald Tribune"

# "The New York TImes" reports on pollution in Tehran
# The U.S. has leveled new sanctions against Iran
# Elliot Hen-Tov and Nathan Gonzalez discuss the militarization of the Iranian regime

# "The Washington Post" reports on young Russians turning to Islam
# "Putin's Fascism Lite" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# The UK and Russia have expelled one of each other's diplomats
# Simon Saradzhyan and Monica Duffy Toft on ultranationalism in Russia

# "Brutality In Belarus" - Timothy Snyder, "NY Review of Books"
# More than 600 activists remain in jail
# "Coming To Terms With A European Tyrant" - Benjamin Bidder, "Der Spiegel"
# "Lukashenka Uncovered" - Edward Lucas, "The Economist"

# The "BBC" interviews Julian Assange
# Assange has reportedly sold the rights to his memoirs

Of Interest
# "Croatia In Baulk" - Editorial, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The START Treaty may be ratified as early as today
# The FCC is set to enact new "net neutrality" rules