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The Rundown - September 12

RFE In The Media
# "Predators And Robots At War" - Christian Caryl, "NY Review of Books"
# Shaheen Buneri talks to America Abroad Media about Pakistan's Swat Valley
# "Reason" quotes RFE reporting on harvesting techniques in the Chu Valley

International Press Review

# "Exxon’s Russian Roulette" - Peter Maass, "NY Review Of Books"
# Ellen Barry on the Russian presidential elections
# "The Guardian" reprots on David Cameron's Kremlin visit
# "Why Medvedev Got Tough on Yanukovych" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"

# "Forgetting Afghanistan's Women" - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Uncontrollable Momentum of War" - Rory Stewart, "International Herald Tribune"

# Stephen Tankel on Lashkar-e-Taiba's global aims
# Sindh Province is being hit by widespread floods

# Gay Iranians are using Facebook to launch awareness campaigns
# Russia has pledged further nuclear cooperation with Iran

# Muqtada al Sadr has called for a halt to attacks on U.S. troops
# Jackson Diehl on Ryan Crocker's "strategic patience"
# Meghan O'Sullivan on why U.S. troops should stay in Iraq
# "Are 3,000 Troops Worse Than None?" - Kenneth Pollack, "The Wall Street Journal"

Of Interest
# Guli Karimova had her NYC fashion show cancelled

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"