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The Rundown - October 24

RFE/RL In The Media
# "TOL" links to Liz Fuller's report on Russian sniper training
# Shaheen Buneri reports on peace in Pakistan's Swat Valley for the Pulitzer Center

International Press Review

# Masha Gessen's Putin biography is due out on March 1, 2012
# "Endgame in Ukraine" - Fyodor Lukyanov, "Russia in Global Affairs"
# "Engaging the Post-Soviet Generation in Russia" - Matthew Rojansky, "National Interest"
# "Radio Svoboda interviews ex-Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov
# A video round up of Art Moscow 2011
# Dmitry Medvedev says he will make more public university visits
# A Russian sailboat was not allowed to dock in San Francisco

# Hamid Karzai says he "would side with Pakistan" in a struggle against the U.S.
# Sana Saleem on education initiatives in Pakistan's Swat Valley
# Rory Stewart on art in Afghanistan

# Josh Rogin on the U.S.-Iraq negotiations

Middle East
# Tunisians voted over the weekend to elect a council to re-write the constitution
# James Traub on Christians in The Middle East
# NATO announced the end of its operation in Libya on Facebook

Of Interest
# An 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey
# "The New York Times" reviews Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs

# "Wired" on Yuri Milner's Silicon Valley investment success
# "Confessions of a Tunisian Hacktivist" - Mouna El Mokhtari, "TechCrunch"
# "The Onion" uncovers the facts on Facebook

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Robert Blake responds to the Open Society Foundation regarding U.S. policy towards Uzbekistan
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Another Win for the Obama Doctrine" - Michael Williams, "The Guardian"