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The Rundown - December 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# Aida Kasymalieva on Russian for policy for the Jamestown Foundation
# Jeff Gedmin discusses Vaclav Havel and RFE/RL for "Foreign Policy"
# Steve LeVine cites RFE/RL reporting on protests and violence in Kazakhstan

International Press Review

# "Politics Without Choice" - Boris Kagarlitsky, "Moscow Times"
# The "Financial Times" interviews Garry Kasparov

# Pakistani PM Gilani assured parliament there would be no care-taker government
# "This Isn't the COIN You're Looking For" - Michael Few, "Foreign Policy"

Broadcast Region
# Kazakh authorities say they have "restored order" in the west
# Iraq has issued an arrest warrant for Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi

Of Interest
# "Politics and Theater" - Vaclav Havel, "Project Syndicate" (1997)
# Turkey has threatened France over its stance on the Armenian genocide
# "The Psychology of Dictatorship: Kim Jong-Il" - Jason Goldman, "Scientific American"

# Jonathan Zittrain on the bleak future of the Internet
# Saudi Prince Alwaleed has invested $300 million in Twitter

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Newsweek" interviews Vice President Joe Biden
# Joshua Kopstein on Congress and the Internet