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The Rundown - November 2

RFE/RL In The Media
# The Council on Foreign Relations linked to RFE/RL reporting on Iran's banking scandal
# "NRO" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's piece on Basij coverage of OWS

International Press Review

# "The Domestic Logic of Iran’s Foreign Plots" - Mehdi Khalaji, "Project Syndicate"
# "In the Jaws of the Mullahs" - Haleh Esfandiari, "NY Review of Books"
# Why human rights are getting worse in Iran
# The Iranian Parliament is moving against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

# Simon Shuster on the story that slipped by the censors...for a little while
# Vladimir Putin has honored beaten journalist Mikhail Beketov
# "Smearing Navalny for Peanuts" - Yulia Latynina, "The Moscow Times"

# "The New York Times" reports on Afghanistan's security forces
# There was no "breakthrough" in Istanbul

Of Interest
# Jund al-Khilafah has claimed responsibility for multiple blasts in Kazakhstan
# Bill Gates on helping the world's poor
# "China's Fox News" - , Christina Larson, "Foreign Policy"
# An update on the faster-than-light neutrinos

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The new Kyrgyz president says the Manas base will be closed
# The "PBS Newshour" reports on the deficit super committee