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The Rundown - August 29

RFE In The Media
# "'Clearing' Kurram" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# POMED links to James Kirchick's interview with Essam el-Erian
# "Will Egypt Be Too Busy To Hate?" - James Kirchick, "Ha'aretz

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# The PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Face The Nation" interviews Colin Powell

# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan
# Pakistan's ranger force has been deployed in Karachi
# "A 'Nuclear Option' For Karachi" - Irfan Hussain, "Dawn"
# A court in Pakistan is pursuing charges against Pervez Musharraf

# "Prokhorov's Odd Manifesto" - Victor Davidoff, "Moscow Times"
# "Pregnant In Putin's Russia" - Natalia Antonova, "Foreign Policy"
# Russia is trying to set up an international aid agency

# Iran has pardoned some activists detained in the 2009 protests
# Josh Rogin reports on a pro-MEK event in Washington, D.C.

Of Interest
# "A Better Future For The Western Balkans" - Hashim Tha├ži, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Libya's rebels say they will not negotiate with Colonel Gadhafi
# "Imagining A World Without Dictators" - William Dobson, "The Washington Post"
# A show on CCTV may have shown China's plans for digital warfare
# Turkey's government is releasing seized property to religious minorities

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Behind The Curtain" - David Remnick, "The New Yorker"
# David Ignatius on the death of Al Qaeda's #2