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The Rundown - February 10

RFE/RL In The Media
# Reuters Trust reprints a RFE/RL report on a 14-year sentence for Mehdi Khazali

International Press Review

# Vladimir Putin may dissolve United Russia
# The Chechnya Interior Ministry knows how to spend money
# "A Veto Worthy of the Brezhnev Era" - Phillip Stevens, "Financial Times"
# "Why Russia Supports Assad" - Dmitry Trenin, "The New York Times"
# "Spiegel" reports on Russian youth

# "NBC" reports Israel is cooperating with the People's Mujahadin of Iran
# "How to Defeat Iran" - George J. Gilboy, "National Interest"
# Uri Friedman parses Rick Santorum on Iran

# The ISI is facing scrutiny over disappearances
# "Pakistan’s Most Dangerous Place" - Zahid Hussain, "Wilson Quarterly"

# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on USAID efforts to build roads
# Peter Tomsen on negotiating a lasting peace in Afghanistan
# "Occupy Afghanistan" - Malou Innocent, "National Interest"

Of Interest
# Iraq is trying tourism
# "We are the Media and so are You" - Wales & Walsh, "The Washington Post"
# "It's Time to Arm the Syrian Opposition" - Dan Drezner, "The New Republic"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# What to "democracy promoters" actually do?
# Democracy promotion groups are not as welcome as before
# The FBI released Steve Jobs' file