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The Rundown - September 26

RFE/RL In The Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari discussed Iran on "The John Batchelor Show"
# James Kirchick discussed Libya on "WBEZ"
# The "Moscow Times" quotes RFE/RL reporting on the killing of three former Chechen rebels in Istanbul
# "Digital Journal" quotes RFE/RL reporting on a military call-up in Serbia

International Press Review

# Authorities say they have arrested a man tied to the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani
# "The Endgame In Afghanistan" - Aryn Baker, "Time"

# "The (Un)Manageable Crisis" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# Vali Nasr on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship
# The "LA Times" reports on Pakistani TV host Mathira Mohammed

# "The Return Of The King" - Julia Ioffe, "Foreign Policy"
# "Russia's Corruptionism" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# Putin's return to the presidency will complicate U.S. policy
# "The New York Times" on despair among Russia's liberals

# The freed American hikers say they were "held hostage" in Iran
# "Iran's Lawyers Who Need Lawyers" - Kishan Manocha, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The MEK is seeking to be de-listed as a terrorist group

Of Interest
# Women in Saudi Arabia will gain the right to vote
# Tony Blair reportedly met secretly with Col. Gadhafi 6 times in 3 years
# Why do people care more about countrymen?

# Facebook gathers information even when users are logged out
# The "Financial Times" on Anonymous and hacktivism
# Ira Glass pens an appreciation of the "Radio Lab" program
# MONDAY MUST READ: How to stop email overload

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Peter Orzag on why the U.S. needs less democracy
"Don't Believe Ron Suskind" - Jacob Weisberg, "Slate"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"