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The Rundown - February 2

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Wall Street Journal" cites RFE/RL reporting on Kazakhstan
# Radio World on Radio Azadi's 10th anniversary (video here)
# Abbas Atilay has won the Transitions Online photo contest
# Registan cites RFE/RL reporting on shamans on trial in Kyrgyzstan

International Press Review

# UN diplomats continue to haggle over a resolution on Syria
# "Why Honesty Is the Best Policy for Putin" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"

# Iran continues to crack down on black market currency traders
# Reza Kahili says Iran will not make a deal over its nuclear program
# "Canceling the Mullahs' Credit Card" - Dubowitz & Schanzer, "Foreign Policy"

# NATO may pull out of Afghanistan a year early
# "Afghanistan: The Best Way to Peace" - Anatol Lieven, "NY Review of Books"
# The Pakistani PM was mailed Anthrax spores
# "The Hard Way Out of Afghanistan" - Luke Mogelson, "The New York Times"

Of Interest
# "The Maliki Dilemma" - Kenneth Pollack, "National Interest"
# Alexander Sodiqov on military cooperation between India and Tajikistan
# What makes killing wrong?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Congress is pushing back against White House assessments on Afghanistan
# The U.S. has lifted military sanctions on Uzbekistan