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The Rundown - February 15

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Handmaidens to Censorship" - Luke Allnutt, "The Wall Street Journal"
# CPJ cites Radio Farda reporting on the sentencing of Mehdi Khazali

International Press Review

# A Russian sub that burned in December was reportedly armed with nuclear weapons
# "Putin's List" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# "From South Ossetia to War With Georgia" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"

# There were scattered protests in Iran yesterday
# "The Unknown Unknowns" - Gavin & Steinberg, "Foreign Policy"
# "Next Up: Turkey vs. Iran" - Soner Cagaptay, "The New York Times"
# "Containment Won't Work Against Iran" - Daniel Schwammenthal, "The Wall Street Journal"

# Wealthy Afghans are "pouring" money into the UAE real estate market
# "The Afghan Conundrum" - Ahmed Rashid, "NY Review of Books"
# "Ghosts of Afghanistan" - Roy Gutman, "Foreign Policy"
# Pervez Musharraf is accused of having known where Osama bin Laden was hiding

Of Interest
# "Eurasian Abrasions" - Charap & Troitski, "American Interest"
# Some Serb communities are holding local referendums on Kosovo's independence
# Hackers took down the web site of an American arms manufacturer

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Case for Foreign Aid" - Emma Welch, Council on Foreign Relations
# Gideon Rachman and Bob Kagan debate America in the world
# Congress has a tentative agreement on the payroll tax