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The Rundown - March 22

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

Middle East

# "The New York Times" on the nature of the fight in Libya
# "Kosovo: A Template For Disaster" - David Gibbs, "The Guardian"
# Protests swept Syria as the U.S. condemned a crackdown by authorities
# Katerina Dalacoura on the Muslim Brotherhood and religious parties in the Middle East
# Four "New York Times" journalists were released from custody in Libya

# "Riyadh Scores One For Tehran" - Doug Bandow, "National Interest"
# "Obama And Iranian Freedom" - Ilan Berman, "Forbes"

# "Spiegel" on the U.S. ''kill team'' photo scandal
# "Peace Later" - Ann Marlowe, "World Affairs Journal"

# Naeem Sidiq on why there will by more Raymond Davis's
# Asif Ali Zardari told John Kerry that India was involved in the Mumbai terrorist attack

# How Russian opposition websites are spammed by paid commenters
# "A Pact With The Devil" - Alexei Pankin, "Moscow Times"
# Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev seem to disagree over Libya

Of Interest
# David Gardner on the dwindling appeal of strong-armed responses to protests
# "The Demise Of Third Worldism" - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The Tweet Won't Replace The Street" - Ariel Sabar, "Christian Science Monitor"
# "The New York Times" on increased monitoring and censorship in China

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Lawrence Kaplan on the ethics of modern wars