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The Rundown - March 8

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# "MacLean's" quotes RFE reporting on Hamid Karzai's brother Mahmoud
# The "Washington Diplomat" discusses Belarus, mentioning RFE broadcasting

International Press Review

Middle East
# Egypt swore in a new cabinet
# Tunisia dissolved the secret police
# Evgeny Morozov on digital activism in the Middle East
# An interview with Benjamin Barber on Saif Gadhafi
# A new book has been published titled "Tweets From Tahrir"
# Philip Stevens on London as a hub for dictators seeking refuge
# "The Arab Westphalia" - Franck Salameh, "National Interest"

# "The Riskiest Job In Iran" - Shirin Ebadi, "The Guardian"
# The "LA Times" talks to Iranians about the opposition movement

# Michael Gerson on the killing of Shahbaz Bhatti
# "Newsline" interviews Shahbaz Bhatti in July 2010
# "PPP Failure In Baluchistan" - Editorial, "Express Tribune"

# "It Takes A Village" - Anna Badkhen, "The New Republic"
# Robert Gates says the U.S. will stick to its goal of withdrawl starting this July
# "Reuters" reports on the situation in Paktia Province
# "Time" on how lucrative dog fighting can be in Afghanistan

# "The New York Times" on Russia's efforts to secure the 2012 Olympic sites
# Tom Parfitt continues his dispatches from The Caucasus

Of Interest
# "After The Revolution, Establishing Democracy" - Roza Otunbayeva, "The Washington Post"
# Charles Kenny on how poor economic times make people care more about democracy
# "Global Post" on needed maintenance at Chernobyl
# Hackers attacked the servers of the G20 in France in December

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Anne Applebaum on the hazards of U.S. intervention in Libya
# "If Gadhafi Survives" - Bret Stephens, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The U.S. will continue military trials at Guantanamo Bay