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The Rundown - December 23

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "Dispatch From Belarus: How To Rig An Election" - James Kirchick, "Prospect"
# Bruce Sterling mentions RFE in an article about WikiLeaks
# A "Huffington Post" review of "Little Rose" mentions RFE in Cold War Poland
# "" remembers former RFE colleague MJ Bear

International Press Review

# Former diplomat Mohammed Reza Heydari says Iran is working towards a nuclear weapon
# "The Iranian Dog That Isn't Barking" - Paul Pillar, "National Interest"
# The "LA Times" reports on rising prices in Iran

# "The New York Times" reports on the investigation into the death of Sergei Magnitsky
# David Ignatius discusses a new mansion on the Black Sea and corruption in Russia
# "The Return Of Fascism" - Boris Kagarlitsky, "Moscow Times"
# "Mafiosi In The Caucasus" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"
# The Kremlin is hoping Anna Chapman can stop ethnic/nationalist riots

# Timothy Garton Ash says Alexander Lukashenko is "Europe's Mugabe"
# "European Engagement With Belarus Takes A Blow" - Judy Dempsey, "The New York Times"

# "The Guardian" reports on the Taliban's losing influence in Kandahar

# Iran blames Pakistan for harboring the Jundollah group

Of Interest
# WikiLeaks and "Novaya Gazeta" have reached an agreement on publishing leaked documents
# "Cyberteeth Bared" - Ian Bremmer & Parag Khanna, "The New York Times"
# "What We Owe The Uzbeks" - Russell Zanca, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Senate Passed New START, What's Next?" - Robert Kagan, "The Washington Post"
# "Politico" reports on the Congressional budget process going into the new year
# Andrew McLaughlin is leaving the White House
# U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Clapper didn't know about the London terror arrests