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The Rundown - February 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The New York Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on stuffed animal protests in Russia and Belarus
# "AFP" cites RFE/RL reporting on a fake senator in Afghanistan
# "The Wall Street Journal" cites RFE/RL's interview with Yevhenia Tymoshenko
# "Global Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on elections in Turkmenistan
# "RNW" cites RFE/RL on a new, state-sponsored "satire" show in Iran
# "The Monkey Cage" cites RFE/RL reporting on new viral videos in Russia

International Press Review

# RFE/RL interviews student activist Payam Olad Azimi
# "Why Iran Thinks it Needs the Bomb" - Ray Takeyh, "The Washington Post"
# Seyed Hossein Mousavian on the U.S.-Iran standoff

# "Medvedev’s Foreign Policy: Period of Stabilization" - Fyodor Lukyanov, "Russia in Global Affairs"
# "The Sense of an Ending" - Holmes & Krastev, "Eurozine"

# The Afghan Analysts Network on the Afghan government and negotiations with the Taliban
# "Pakistan and Osama bin Laden" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"

Of Interest
# "The End of American Intervention" - James Traub, "The New York Times"
# Scott Radnitz on the (lack of) potential for revolution in Central Asia
# Christian Bleuer on militancy in Tajikistan

# On the Twitter alternative in China
# Now it's time for Pinterest
# "DigiDay" on how "The Guardian" uses Facebook