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The Rundown - February 22

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# RFE's Luke Allnutt on how tech companies can ensure human rights

International Press Review

Middle East
# A summary of yesterday's events across the region
# "My Vision For Egypt's Next Phase" - Mohamed El Baradei, "Financial Times"
# "Too Little, Not Yet Too Late" - Tom Malinowski, "Foreign Policy"
# "Teaching Rebels" - Filipe Campante & Davin Chor, "The New York Times"
# John Vidal on the looming water crisis in the Middle East

# The U.S. says Raymond Davis has diplomatic immunity
# 51% of Pakistanis lack access to basic education and health services

# The Taliban say they control Zharay District
# Joshua Foust reviews "The Battle For Marjah"

# "Russia’s Black Swan" - Julia Ioffe, "The New Yorker"
# Rumors abound that Patriarch Kirill will have a very opulent new home
# "Kudrin's Bold Appeal For Honest Elections" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"
# Russia's WTO bid is not yet a sealed deal

# "Iran's Repressive Regime Can't Last" - Meir Javendafar, "The Guardian"
# "The Washington Post" reports on Iranian hackers taking down a VOA site

Of Interest
# "The Mubarak Of Georgia" - Tsotne Bakuria, "National Interest"
# Steve LeVine on oil prices in the wake of unrest in the Middle East
# "Global Post" reports on solar storms that could cost billions in damage

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Politico" on the possibilities of a government shutdown
# "Obama's Moment In The Middle East" - William Kristol, "The Washington Post"
# "The Right's Hypocrisy On Freedom" - Peter Beinart, "The Daily Beast"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"