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The Rundown - February 22

RFE/RL In The Media
# Brian Whitmore discusses Russia on "The Kojo Nnamdi Show"
# The "St. Petersburg Times" quotes a Radio Svoboda interview with Vladimir Ryzhkov

International Press Review

# The IAEA says its mission in Iran has failed
# The Internet continues to be disrupted in Iran (and a "national internet" is on the way)
# Soli Ozel on Turkey and the standoff over the Iranian nuclear program

# "Portrait of the Young Vladimir Putin" (book excerpt) - Masha Gessen

# Afghans are protesting the burning of Korans (Twitter hashtags: #Kabul #Koranburningprotest)
# Fawzia Koofi was a guest on "Hardtalk"
# Afghanistan has been meeting with "mid-level" Taliban in Pakistan
# Afghanistan's Central Bank will try to limit cash outflows

# "The New York Times" reports on U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's non-binding resolution on Baluchistan
# Pakistan is trying to arrest Pervez Musharraf

Of Interest
# Katherine Brown on repealing Smith-Mundt
# Iraqis are torn over armed support for people in Syria
# Sarah Kendzior on the Wikipedia ban in Uzbekistan
# "Reinventing the World Bank" - Ana Palacio, "Project Syndicate"

# Twitter will partner with Yandex
# "The UN Threat to Internet Freedom" - Robert McDowell, "The Wall St. Journal"
# "Is the Web Closing?" - Esther Dyson, "Project Syndicate"