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The Rundown - August 31

RFE In The Media
# "The Lede (NYT)" cites RFE reporting on Azeris being detained in Iran

International Press Review

# ExxonMobil signed a deal with RosNeft for Russian oil
# "Russia's Toxic Deep State" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"
# "The Key to Solving the Politkovskaya Case" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"

# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on Iran-Syria ties
# The "Financial Times" reports on an email security breach in Iran
# "Time" reports on Iranian expats in Malaysia

# "Newsline" on female genital mutilation in Pakistan
# The art of Gandhara is now on display in New York

Of Interest
# Eight are confirmed dead in a suicide bombing in Grozny, Chechnya
# "In Belarus, A Soviet Time Warp" - William Schreiber, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The Wikileaks website was brought down yesterday by an attack
# "The Kurdish Problem" - Morton Abramowitz, "National Interest"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "America’s Self-Inflicted Decline" - Malcolm Fraser, "Project Syndicate"
# "The CIA’s Islamist Cover Up" - Ian Johnson, "NY Review of Books"