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The Rundown - October 31

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Prague Post" profiles RFE/RL President Steve Korn
# "Pakistan's Radical Reputation" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# "The New York Times" quotes RFE/RL's interview with Yuri Luzhkov
# "The New York Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on a book by Viktor Yanukovich
# "The Telegraph" and Freedom House report on the release of RFE/RL correspondent Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev
# "Sampsonia Way" on journalism in Turkmenistan
# "Registan" links to RFE/RL's coverage of Kyrgyzstan's elections

International Press Review

# The ISI reportedly hacked communications feeds of German troops
# The Taliban launched one of its most deadly attacks in Kabul over the weekend
# Raffaelo Pantucci on China in Afghanistan
# The Kabul you don't see

# "The Kremlin's China Problem" - Alexei Bayer, "The Moscow Times"
# "The Russian State and Surveillance Technology" - Soldatov & Borogan, "Od Russia"

# "Ukraine or Borderland?" - Steven Pifer, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Tymoshenko: Wake-up Call for the EU" - Mykola Riabchuk, "Eurozine"

Of Interest
# Almazbek Atambaev appears to have won presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan
# "The Washington Post" reports on Iran's cyber police
# "The Genius of Jobs" - Walter Isaacson, "The New York Times"
# Conor Friedersdorf on "the view from nowhere"
# Ben Huh on LOLCatz and the business of newspapers

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# America's unsavory allies
# "Has America Become an Oligarchy?" - Thomas Schulz, "Spiegel"
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Politico" reports on the debt supercommittee