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The Rundown - October 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# RFE/RL's Balkan Service sparks a debate among heads of state in the region
# "MacLean's" quotes RFE/RL's interview with Andrei Makarevich
# "The Hoot" on Radio Azadi's SMS news program in Afghanistan

International Press Review

# "Killing Rabbani" - Kate Clark, "Foreign Policy"
# "Bad Guys vs. Worse In Afghanistan" - Luke Mogelson, "The New York Times"
# "The New York Times" previews U.S.-Pakistan talks

# London's Frontline Club hosted a rememberance for Anna Politkovskaya
# "Among the Russians" - Edward Docx, "Prospect"
# "Spiegel" on Russia and Europe's space partnership
# Pilot error caused the Lokomotiv airplane crash
# How not to be a journalist

# Timothy Garton Ash compares Ukraine and Poland
# "A Smart EU Reponse to Yanukovych" - Borut Grgic, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
# Kim Andrew Elliot on the BBG's strategic plan
# "Why Uzbekistan Matters" - Andrew Stroehlein, "CNN"
# "A Saudi-Iranian Cold War Takes Shape" - Rami Khouri, "Daily Star"

# "The Case For Cyber Warfare" - Tim Maurer, "Foreign Policy"
# Researchers say they have discovered the sequel to the Stuxnet virus
# Facebook popularity has something to do with brain structure

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Politico" reports on the budget process
# The debt supercommittee has not made much progress
# Lawrence Wright compares the Shalit case to U.S. troops held captive