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The Rundown - January 23

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Mashable" cites RFE/RL reporting on a death sentence for a computer programmer in Iran

International Press Review

# "Iran's Silent Dissidents" - Peter Baehr, "National Post"
# "A King Alone" - Houman Harouni, "Tehran Bureau"

# Anna Nemtsova on the FSB's monitoring of opposition figures
# "The New Decemberists" - Michael Idov, "New York"
# "Let’s Not Rush to Win in Russia" - Boris Akunin, "The New York Times"

# More and more Afghans are seeking asylum abroad
# "Can Afghanistan Be Saved?" - Paula Newberg, "Globe & Mail"
# A review of "An Enemy We Created"

# "The Wall Street Journal" interviews Hussain Haqqani
# David Ignatius on the "memogate" scandal

Of Interest
# "Should a Captain Go Down With His Ship?" - Theodore Dalrympl, "Telegraph"
# Why our universe has three dimensions (if it has three dimensions)
# "What Does Serbia Want?" - Daniel Serwer, "Peacenet"
# Sorry I missed this earlier: "The Onion" on Facebook

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Pierce Stanley on how SOPA could hinder U.S. democracy promotion efforts
# "Do Drones Undermine Democracy?", - Peter Singer, "The New York Times"
# "The Obama Memos" - Ryan Lizza, "The New Yorker"
# Bill Keller on a potential U.S. attack on Iran
# Alan Heil on USIB's five year strategic plan