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The Rundown January 13

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Huffington Post" quotes RFE/RL reporting on Iranian officials' calling homosexuality "a disease"
# "The Wall Street Journal" cites RFE/RL reporting on U.S. sanctions on Belarus
# "The Atlantic" quotes RFE/RL reporting on Vladimir Putin's tough week online

International Press Review

# Don Peck on killing scientists in the Middle East
# Michael Burleigh on the history of physicists in Iran
# Iran will allow IAEA inspectors in this month
# The U.S. has warned Iran over the Strait of Hormuz

# "The Imran Khan Phenomenon" - Arif Rafiq, "Foreign Policy"
# "Pakistan’s Besieged Government" - Editorial, "The New York Times"
# President Zardari has returned from Dubai

# James Dobbins on negotiating with the Taliban

# The OSCE says Russia's Duma elections failed to meet deomcratic standards
# Alexander Golts thinks Russia should emulate the U.S. on defense strategy

Of Interest
# Anee Applebaum on how (and where) rich dictators spend their money
# Steve Swerdlow on Uzbekistan's relationship with The West
# Detoxing from a Twitter addiction can be hard
# "The Economist" on video and human rights

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Almost 1 in 3 planes in the U.S. military are drones
# Thomas Carothers on democracy promotion under President Obama