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The Rundown - August 18

RFE In The Media
# Jeffrey Goldberg quotes an RFE commentary by Sohrab Amhari

International Press Review

# "New Russia Turns 20" - Richard Boudreaux, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Communism's Effects Linger" - Masha Lipman, "The Washington Post"
# "Tear Down This Wall of Nostalgia" - Editorial, "Moscow Times"
# "The Return of the Cossacks" - Simon Shuster, "Time"

# Pakistan has amended campaign and criminal laws in the tribal regions
# "Delusion, Denial and ‘Dr’ Liaquat" - George Fulton, "Express Tribune"

# "Why Karzai’s Exit Scares Afghans" - Moreau & Yousafzai, "Newsweek"
# "Road To Ruin" - Anna Badkhen, "Foreign Policy"
# Ron Moreau reports on a split within the Taliban
# "The Independent" on young Afghan reporters

# Sean Kane on the U.S. military withdrawal from northern Iraq
# Joel Wing on how western media got this week's attacks wrong

Of Interest
# Matthew Ingram on engagement with a news audience
# "The Great Failure of Globalisation" - Jeffrey Sachs, "Financial Times"
# Bernard Simon on the thawing of the Arctic

U.S. Policy/Foreign Policy
# "In Praise of Drones" - Sadanand Dhume, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Christine Fair on drone warfare
# "Resetting The 'Russian Reset'" - Joshua Foust, "PBS"