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The Rundown - August 30

RFE In The Media
# Former RFE colleague Toomas Ilves was re-elected as President of Estonia
# "The Free Shores Of Libya" - James Kirchick, "Foreign Policy"
# "Free Libya Raises Its Head" - James Kirchick, "The Weekly Standard"

International Press Review

# Members of the Gadhafi family fled to Algeria
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports that private firms were aiding the Gadhafi regime

# New Wikileaks documents cover life in Russia's foreign ministry
# "Death Of A Peacemaker" - Anna Nemtsova, "Foreign Policy"
# Duma elections will be held on December 4
# Mikhail Khodorkovsky is now a columnist for "New Times"
# Alejandro Suelo on how China drives Russia's foreign policy

# "Declan Walsh reports on the arrest of Matthew Barrett

# "What The Taliban Want" - Ahmed Rashid, "NY Review of Books"
# The Afghan government reportedly scuttled U.S. talks with the Taliban

# Iran says it is not interested a nuclear fuel swap
# Geneive Abdo on Iran-Syria ties
# "Persian Poetry Gets The Blues" - Emily Esfahani Smith, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Iran's Hong Kong Shipping Shell Game" - Claudia Rosett, "The Wall Street Journal"

Of Interest
# "Ukraine Is Losing Its Way" - Vaclav Havel, "Moscow Times"
# Kosovo's PM will be investigated for organ trafficking
# "Lukashenka's Least Favorite Writer" - William Schreiber, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "2011, The Year of Global Indignation" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# A new report shows $30 billion of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan