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The Rundown - March 4

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media
"The New York Times" quotes James Kirchick's piece on neo-conservatives and Israelis
# "Global Voices" quotes RFE's interview with Evgeny Morozov

International Press Review

Middle East
# The latest from Libya
# The Egyptian PM resigned...on Facebook
# Muammar Gadaffi supports a mediation proposal from Hugo Chavez
# "Saving The Egyptian Revolution" - Shlomo Ben-Ami, "Project Syndicate"
# "How To Build Democracies In The Middle East" - Dennis MacShane, "The Wall Street Journal
# The head of the London School of Economics has quit over the Saif Gadaffi row

# Ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson is alive
# "Iran May Not Be The Big Winner" - Dalia Dassa Kaye, "The Washington Post"

# "Newsline" reports on Pakistanis fleeing chaos in North Africa
# "Uniting Pakistan’s Minority And Majority" - Mohsin Hamid, "Express Tribune"
# Pakistan spends 7 times more on its military than it does on education

# "The Surge Afghanistan Still Needs" - Senators Jack Reed and Carl Levin
# Neal Shea on ISAF's retreat from the Pech Valley

# Ayad Allawi has rejected a high-level advisory post

# An oligarch has purchased the "Putin Palace"
# Half of Yabloko's nominees for regional elections have been banned

Of Interest
# "A Repeat Of Egypt In Central Asia" - Dmitry Polikanov, "Moscow Times"
# George Soros on openness as a cure to the "resource curse"
# 7 Journalists were arrested in Turkey

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Moving Forward With Internet Freedom" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# "Spiegel" reports on the Frankfurt attack on U.S. servicemen
# "Are America's Best Days Behind Us?" - Fareed Zakaria, "Time"
# "Foreign Aid Isn't Foreign" - Laurie Garret, "Christian Science Monitor"
# "Public Broadcasting Should Go Private" - Senator Jim DeMint
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"