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The Rundown - January 18

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Washington Post" quotes RFE/RL reporting on Iran's morality police
# "Sufism: Path to Peace and Tolerance" - Ahmad Shah, "Daily Times"

International Press Review

First Read
# The Taliban claimed responsibility for killing a VOA stringer in NW Pakistan

# Iran has tightened security around nuclear scientists
# David Asher on Iranian funds in Lebanese banks
# "China's Hand on the Iranian Spigot" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"

# "Pakistan Must Put People Ahead of Privilege" - Ahmed Rashid, "Financial Times"
# Cases of polio tripled in Afghanistan last year
# "Pakistan and the New Great Game" - Shahid Javed Burki, "Express Tribune"

# Russian state media gave Michael McFaul a chilly welcome to Moscow
# "Reuters" interviews Mikhail Prokhorov
# The defense ministry plans to spend $160 million on drones

Of Interest
# IWPR reports on the "rent-a-protester" phenomenon in Central Asia
# Croatia is set to vote on joining the EU

# "Reuters" launched a web TV channel
# Why newspapers don't call out politicians for lying

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Not Fade Away" - Robert Kagan, "The New Republic"
# "Libertarian Illusions" - Jeffrey Sachs, "Huffington Post"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"