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The Rundown - January 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Think Progress" cites RFE/RL reporting on pre-election arrests in Iran

International Press Review

# "The Case for Regime Change in Iran" - Fly & Schmitt, "Foreign Affairs"
# "Why Regime Change Won't Work in Iran" - Robert Wright, "The Atlantic"

# "The Myth of Putin the State Builder" - Brian Taylor, "Montreal Review"
# "Why Putin Will Never, Ever Give Up Power" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"
# Simon Shuster interviews Alexei Navalny

# Afghanistan has closed hundreds of NGOs
# Mansoor Ijaz has done a little bit of everything over the course of his life
# "The Battle Over Pakistan’s Schools" - Kamila Shamsie, "Guernica"

Broadcast Region
# An interview with an oil worker who was wounded in West Kazakhstan
# "Iraq’s Politics, Iraq’s Problem" - Christopher Hill, "Project Syndicate"
# 20 years of pictures from Azerbaijan

Of Interest
# Meet the (expensive!) Communist alternative to the iPad
# If you air a political opinion Facebook, "Politico" will know about it
# "Put Down the Pitchforks on SOPA" - David Pogue, "The New York Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Alex Belida on reorganizing U.S. international broadcasting
# U.S. commandos are training Gulf allies
# Clyde Prestowitz on American competitiveness