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The Rundown - December 7

RFE/RL In The Media
# Radio Mashaal broke the news on the claim of resposibility on the Kabul suicide attack [NY Times][The Guardian][Washington Post][The Wall St. Journal][CNN][Irish Times]
# The Council on Foreign Relations links to RFE/RL reporting from Russia

International Press Review

# Brian Whitmore and Kirill Kobrin discuss Russia's new politics (podcast)
# Hundreds were arrested in Moscow last night
# "This Could Be Putin's Last Election" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# "Making the Case Against the Kremlin" - Amy Knight, "NY Review of Books"

# "Reuters" reports on the U.S. drone now in Iran's hands

# Asif Ali Zardari has left Pakistan, possibly for health reasons
# "Northern Distribution Nightmare" - Dave Trilling, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
# Josh Foust on lobbying for dictators [inspired by this]
# "The Kosovo Powder Keg" - Ted Galen Carpenter, "National Interest"
# Three WikiLeaks associates are fighting a decision forcing Twitter to turn over data

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. opened a virtual embassy in Iran
# "A New Arms Race Looms Between Russia and US" - Matthias Schepp, "Spiegel"