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The Rundown - February 25

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RFE In The Media

# Alexander Lukashuk discussed Belarus on NPR's "Kojo Nnamdi Show" [listen]
# "Omar Mukhtar, Icon Of The Libyan Uprising" - Joe Hammond, "The Arabist"
# Jillian York quotes from Luke Allnutt's piece on Facebook

International Press Review

Middle East
# The latest from Libya
# Jason Pack on Abdullah Senussi, Muammar Gaddafi's right-hand man
# "Act. Now" - Hussein Ibish, "Foreign Policy"
# "How Not To Promote Democracy In Egypt" - Thomas Carothers, "The Washington Post"
# "Be Careful What You Wish For" - Charles Kupchan, "The New York Times"
# "Our Bargain With The New Gadhafi" - Elliot Abrams, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Egypt is pursuing ex-officials from the Mubarak regime
# "What Seif Gaddafi Taught Me About Realpolitik" - Bruce Anderson

# "Why Iran Is Different" - Robert Tait, "RFE/RL"
# The "AP" reports that Iran is searching far and wide for Uranium
# "Time" on why Iranian workers aren't taking to the streets

# "A Mutiny Grows In Punjab" - Anatol Lieven, "National Interest"
# "Awaiting The Demagogue" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# "I Could Be Killed Too..." - Khaled Ahmed, "Newsline"

# "The Daily Beast" interviews Saad Mohseni
# U.S. forces are pulling back from the Pech Valley

# "Medvedev's New Search For Enemies" - Editorial, "Moscow Times"
# "Terrorists On Trial" - Tom Partiff, "Foreign Policy"

# Jacob Weiberg says Twitter and Google have better corporate values than Facebook
# "The Limits Of The Twitter Revolution" - Anne Nelson, "The Guardian"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# U.S. military officials apparently used "psy-ops" on visiting U.S. senators
# "The Middle East Awaits Obama’s Move" - Mark Malloch Brown, "Financial Times"
# "The Cable (FP)" reports on a "secret" U.S.-Pakistan meeting in Oman
# A Saudi man was arrested on WMD charges
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"