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The Rundown - September 27

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Commentary" quotes RFE/RL reporting on the Kudrin resignation

International Press Review

# "Stop Coddling My Country's Leaders" - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, "Newsweek"
# "Russia Takes a Step Backwards" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"
# "No Need to Reset the Reset" - Matthew Rojansky, "International Herald Tribune"
# Brian Whitmore and Kirill Kobrin discuss Russian politics

# Pakistani troops ambushed American soldiers in 2007
# "Mullen Takes on the ISI" - Aqil Shah, "Foreign Affairs"
# Raisa Vayani on Karachi's underground music scene

# Michael Hanna on the prospects for negotiations in Afghanistan
# Erin Cunningham on the latest attack on a U.S. installation in Kabul
# The "CBC" airs two parts of the documentary "The Dark Knight"
# An aid worker recounts a days at Kandahar's Mirwais Hospital

# CEPA releases a roadmap for democratic change in Belarus
# John Kampfner on what the Arab Spring means for Belarus

# Eli Lake interviews Mikhail Saakashvili
# "Georgia on Europe’s Mind" - Andrew Wilson, "Project Syndicate"

Of Interest
# "Will the IMF Save the World?" - Simon Johnson, "The Baseline Scenario"
# Iran and Pakistan have a couple of the world's most polluted cities
# The Oil Drum with a brief explanantion of peak oil

# Think twice before you eat that chicken nugget....or patty
# Arch West, inventor of the Dorito, has died

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Senate reached a deal to avert a government shutdown
# Facebook will launch its own PAC