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The Rundown - October 3

RFE In The Media
# "UPI" quotes RFE/RL reporting on forest fires in Russia
# "The People, No" - James Kirchick, "The Weekly Standard"

International Press Review

# "The Washington Post" reports on failings at Afghan prisons
# Daniel Lewis on Afghanistan's newest crop of law students

# The BBC interviews Siraj Haqqani
# "Talk To, Not At, Pakistan" - Asif Ali Zardari, "The Washington Post"
# Salman Taseer's killer has been sentenced to death
# Pakistan denies ISI involvement in the Rabbani killing
# "The Washington Post" reports on "disappearances" in Pakistan

# "Bloomberg" investigates Koch Industries sales to Iran
# "The Guardian" reports on the suicides of two Iranian bloggers
# "Iran's Growing Bluster Spells Danger" - Trita Parsi, "LA Times"
# "Is Iran Ready To Compromise?" - Robert Dreyfuss, "The Diplomat"

Of Interest
# Kim Andrew Elliot on U.S. broadcasting to China
# Neil Strauss recalls a trip through Moldova
# "A Search for the Real Ratko Mladic" - Erich Follath, "Spiegel"
# "The Lede (NYT)" rounds up coverage on the Al Awlaki death
# A Yemeni official says Al Qaeda's top bomb-maker was not killed

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# A round up of the occupy Wall St. protests
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Politico" reports on the deficit-reduction committee