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The Rundown - September 15

RFE In The Media
# "Alexander Lukashenko is Playing at Reforms" - James Kirchick, "The Washington Post"
# Jeffrey Goldberg and "The Atlantic Wire" link to Golnaz Esfandiari's piece on an "NBC' interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
# "Dancing Girls of the Swat Valley" - Shaheen Buneri, "World Policy Institute"

International Press Review

# Jean MacKenzie on a "deceptive calm" in Kabul
# "Newsweek" on the Taliban's secret mobile war room

# Ramzan Kadyrov received 100% of the primary vote in Chechnya
# Shaun Walker reports on the Right Cause party's beef with the Kremlin
# Daniel Rothstein on Exxon's deal to explore the Arctic

# Two American hikers may not be released from Iran
# "Ahmadinejad's Impotence" - Geneive Abdo, "Foreign Policy"
# "Iran's Clerics About To Fall" - Abbas Milani, "The Daily Beast"

# "Planning For A Follow-on Force In Iraq" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# Micah Zenko on ending the U.S. military commitment in Iraq

Of Interest
# "The Conflict Of Interest In Free News" - John Gapper, "Financial Times"
# "Does The Euro Have A Future?" - George Soros, "Express Tribune"
# Facebook has delayed its IPO until "late 2012"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Republicans won Anthony Weiner's seat in New York and another in Nevada
# Some democrats are balking at President Obama's jobs bill