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The Rundown - August 19

Fall Of The USSR
# Robert Kagan remembers being in Moscow 20 years ago
# "How I Remember the Putsch" - Yevgeny Kiselyov, "Moscow Times"
# "Former USSR: A Democratic Deficit" - Neil Buckley, "Financial Times"
# "Spiegel" reports on a village split between Lithuania and Belarus
# Photos from Moscow on August 19, 1991

# The Taliban launched an attack on the British Council in Kabul
# U.S. forces are probing allegations of prisoner abuse in Kandahar
# "The Taliban Fears Governance, Not Garrisons" - Bill Harris, "Financial Times"
# The "LA Times" on the Afghan economy

# New schools are attempting to de-radicalize captured Taliban members
# "The Unravelling" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"

# Abbas Milani on the MEK
# Stratfor on relations among Moscow, Tehran, and Washington

Of Interest
# The Berkman Center releases three new reports on circumvention
# "Foreign Policy" conducts a survey of the Internet
# "The 'Arab Spring' Is A Jedi Mind Trick" - Richard Miniter, "Forbes"
# The use of "supercookies" allows companies to steal web users' histories