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The Rundown - September 22

# Nick Kristof interviews Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (w/ video)
# "Mr. Ahmadinejad Deserves No Credit" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# Abbas Milani on one protester's journey

# "The Taliban's Deadly Ploy" - Moreau & Yousafzai, "Newsweek"
# "Afghanistan is Lurching Toward a Civil War" - Shashank Joshi, "Telegraph"
# Kate Clark on the Rabbani killing
# "Pashean Play" - Jon Lee Anderson, "Guernica"
# "All Roads Lead To Islamabad" - Shamila Chaudhary, "Foreign Policy"

# "Cameron, You Dropped the Ball" - James Nixey, "Moscow Times"
# Russia will extend the life of some aging nuclear reactors
# A 10-day LGBT festival starts in St. Petersburg this week

# "National Journal" reports on the future of U.S. troops in Iraq
# "The New York Times" on the path of Moqtada al Sadr

# Researchers have discovered a serious security issue with SSL encryption
# Google's Eric Schmidt testified before Congress yesterday (written testimony)
# A new video game will let people play as a war correspondent

# Peter Osnos on the Bloomberg-Reuters rivalry
# A member of the Qatari royal family is Al Jazeera's new director
# "The End of the Al Jazeera Decade?" - Blake Hounshell, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
# Fawaz Gerges on the end of Al Qaeda for "The Boston Review"
# "Paying (For) Attention"- Esther Dyson, "Project Syndicate"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# 48 House republicans revolted on a spending bill
# Senate appropriators made aid to Pakistan contingent on action against the Haqqani Network