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The Rundown - February 1

RFE/RL In The Media
# RFE/RL's Courtney Brooks won a reporting award from the UN
# "The Lede (NYT)" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's report on Iran's arresting Facebook group admins

International Press Review

# "The Last Battle of the Cold War" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Spiegel" interviews Mikhail Prokhorov
# "Russians Want Daylight More Than Democracy" - Alexei Pankin, "Moscow Times"
# Charles Clover on the Russian military

# A classified report says Pakistan supports the Taliban and will attempt to take over Afghanistan when NATO leaves [BBC report]
# "Dawn" reports on the inquiry into the killing of Saleem Shahzad

# "How Obama Became Vulnerable on Iran" - Trita Parsi, "Salon"
# "Tehran Bureau" reports on the waning popularity of Iran's Supreme Leader
# Iran is cyber threat #1 according to U.S. spy chiefs

# "Crude Awakening" - Ben Van Heuvelen, "Foreign Policy"
# "AFP" reports on the Iraqi protest movement
# "An Iraqi Film Hero in America" - Naomi Wolf, "Project Syndicate"

Of Interest
# Nazarbayev, Inc.
# Is Twitter a media entity?
# It's tough for smokers to get dates

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Members of Congress were briefed on potential Taliban detainee tranfers
# The U.S. intelligence community says Iran could launch an attack on the U.S.
# Mitt Romney won the Republican primary in Florida