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The Rundown - March 11

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# Golnaz Esfandiari took part in an event marking International Women's Day put on by "Global Journalist"
# "The Prague Post" cited RFE reporting on the death of Galina Kozhevnikova

International Press Review

Middle East
# Thomas Carothers on democracy's chances in the Middle East
# "The Libyan Conundrum" - Fareed Zakaria, "Time"
# U.S. Dir. of National Intelligence James Clapper thinks Gaddafi's forces will prevail
# Col. Gaddafi's forces drove back rebels in two key cities

# "Time" reports on Sangin, Afghanistan
# NATO troops reportedly killed Hamid Karzai's cousin

# "Spy For A Spy" - C. Christine Fair, "Foreign Policy"
# "A Grim Trajectory" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# The PPP has called for a mass strike in Karachi

# "Power To Iraqis" - Hamish McNinch, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The New York Times" on the rebuilding of the Samarra mosque
# "Global Post" on being disabled in Kurdistan

# Vladimir Putin proposes visa-free travel between Russia and the U.S.
# Dmitry Medvedev has assembled a top flight financial advisory committee
# Switzerland will mediate Russia-Georgia WTO talks

# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on Transdneistr
# "Moldova's Moment" - Rojansky & Allin, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
# "Turkey's Bad Example" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "PBS Newshour" on U.S. foreign aid
# Bradley Manning has released a letter on his detention
# "NPR" has been hit on another sting
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"