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The Rundown - September 16

RFE In The Media
# The "Jerusalem Post" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari on an "NBC" interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

International Press Review

# "One More Reason Not to Invest in Russia" - Editorial, "Moscow Times"
# Mikhail Prokhorov accused the Kremlin of sabataging his party

# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's top aide has been tied to a bank scam
# Azeri activists were arrested in Iran for protesting the conditions of Lake Orumieh
# Iraq has joined efforts to secure the release of American hikers in Iran

# "The Washington Post" reports on young Taliban fighters
# A rock festival in Afghanistan will go on despite Taliban attacks
# "Smoke Screen" - J. Malcolm Garcia, "Guernica"

# Christine Fair on Islamists in the Pakistani Army
# The CIA reportedly killed a top al Qaeda operative in Pakistan
# The U.S. is threatening sanctions over an Iran-Pakistan pipeline

Of Interest
# "Making Tyrants Do Time" - Kathryn Sikkink, "The New York Times"
# "How to Cure a Fanatic" - Margot Wallstrom, "International Herald Tribune"
# Rebecca MacKinnon's "Netizens Report"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Time" profiles Rick Perry
# "The Consequences of Defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan" - Michael Scheuer, "National Interest"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"