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The Rundown - March 15

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media
# "Danger Room (Wired)" reports on anti-censorship money for the State Department [read: open letter on the funds]
# "Leaks In All The Wrong Places" - Christian Caryl, "Foreign Policy"
# Human Rights Watch mentions RFE in an article about being shut down in Uzbekistan
# "EurasiaNet" links to RFE's video from the Azerbaijan-Iran border

International Press Review

Middle East
# "The Moral Imperative Of A No-Fly Zone" - U.S. Senator John Kerry
# Aaron David Miller on Hillary Clinton's visit to the Middle East
# "The Fourth Wave" - Carl Gershman, "The New Republic"
# "Limited Liability Intervention" - Michael C. Desch, "National Interest"
# "The Economic Consequences Of The Arab Revolt" - Nouriel Roubini, "Project Syndicate"

# "Gazprom And The Rule Of EU Law" - Alan Riley, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "United Russia In Trouble" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# The United Russia party didn't fare as well as planned in regional elections

# General David Petraeus will testify before Congress today
# The Taliban has stepped up its campaign in the North
# Hamid Karzai will shut down the special court looking into election fraud
# Ahmed Wali Karzai thinks the U.S. should maintain permanent bases in Afghanistan

# Pakistan has again deferred a ruling on Raymond Davis's diplomatic immunity
# "Lessons From The Davis Saga" - Moeed Yusuf, "Dawn"

# "Free Iran's Bahai Seven" - Roxana Saberi, "The Wall Street Journal"
#How Iran figures into decisions made on Libya

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Ike Phase" - David Brooks, "The New York Times"
# The "Boston Globe" editorializes on the dismissal of P.J. Crowley
# Tina Rosenberg on improving U.S. foreign aid