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The Rundown - March 25

News & views on RFE's broadcast region

RFE In The Media

# A "Moscow Times" report on the closure of the BBC in Russia mentions RFE
# CPJ cites RFE reporting on a murder case in Kazakhstan
# "UPI" cites RFE reporting on a water crisis in Iraq

International Press Review

Middle East
# "The Daily Beast" goes inside a Libyan rebel prison camp
# "The Morality Of Intervention" - Bernard Kouchner, "The Guardian"
# Bahrain is importing special police as it warns Iran of outside interference
# "The New York Times" on the occassional theater of the situation in Libya
# "The Gadhafi I Know" - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

# The "National Interest" interviews Alexander Torshin
# The BP-Rosneft deal has been blocked in court
# Russia's former ambassador to Libya is back in Moscow
# William Dobson on the "Save Khimki Forest" movement
# Dmitry Medvedev vows justice for Oleg Kashin

# "Mullah Omar Gets A Russian Visitor" - M.K. Bhadrakumar, "Asia Times"
# Mobile phone networks remain off in Helmand Province
# Thomas Ruttig on the TCF Afghanistan report

# "Averting An Indo-Pak Disaster" - Selig S. Harrison, "National Interest"
# Pakistan and Uzbekistan will sign an extradition treaty

# The UN approved a resolution for a human rights rappateur for Iran
# Meir Javendafar on the cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Of Interest
# "The Middle East's Marie Antoinettes" - Noreen Malone, "Slate"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Anti-War Senator, War Powers President" - John Yoo, "The Wall Street Journal"
# President Obama is being criticized for a lack of action on Syria