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The Rundown - August 10

# Martine van Bijlert on Afghan domestic politics
# Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on the Afghanistan War
# Paul Pillar on the helicopter crash over the weekend

# Iran is blaming Russia for delays with the Bushehr nuclear reactor
# "Public Television Is Good for Democracy" - Alexei Pankin, "Moscow Times"

Broadcast Region
# "Stop Dithering in Iraq" - H.D.S. Greenway, "International Herald Tribune"
# Alex Brideau on the arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko
# Susan Glasser compares the fall of the USSR and the Arab Spring

Of Interest
# "Democracy Challenged" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# A computer expert claims to have found a "secret code" in the Norway terrorist's manifesto
# "The Black Hole of North Korea" - Isaac Stone Fish, "International Herald Tribune"
# Marco Polo may have never gone to China

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
# "How Obama Disappointed the World" - Marc Hujer, "Spiegel"