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The Rundown - December 27

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "Why Wikileaks Changes Everything" - Christian Caryl, "NY Review Of Books"

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# Fareed Zakaria interviews Google CEO Eric Schmidt

# The Taliban has not conducted large-scale attacks in Kabul for months
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on fights against the Taliban in Northern Afghanistan
# "The Telegraph" reports on the situation in Southern Afghanistan

# "Remembering A Legend" - Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, "Express Tribune"
# "Remembering Benazir Bhutto" - Farahnaz Ispahani, "Express Tribune"
# "The New York Times" reports on Pakistani women leaving the home to go to work

# Wikileaks cables on U.S. diplomats' views of the Khodorkovsky trial
# "Putin Reinforces Russian Nationalism" - Miriam Elder, "Global Post"
# A photo gallery of Vladimir Putin's 2010
# Mikhail Tumanishvili has died at the age of 75

# "The Fall Of The Shah & A Missed Moment" - Blitz & Khalaf, "Financial Times"
# Cuts in subsidies are fueling resentment in Iran

Of Interest
# "New Kemalism" - Soner Cagaptay, "Jerusalem Post"
# "The New York Times" publishes a conflict chart
# "The Totalitarian EU" - Jacob Mchangama & Aaron Rhodes, "The Wall Street Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The New York Times" on the final hours of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig
# "Azerbaijan Needs Bipartisan Support" - Peter Van Praagh, "The Washington Post"
# "Obama's Foreign Policy Spine" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# "Politico" reports on the incoming U.S. Congress