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The Rundown - February 27

RFE/RL In The Media
# Mark Palmer, Miklos Haraszti and Charles Gati call for renewing RFE/RL broadcasting in Hungary
# IFEX cites RFE/RL reporting on the shutdown of in Kyrgyzstan

International Press Review

# "What's at Stake in the Russian Election?" - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, "The New York Times"
# "After Putin" Gregory White, "The Wall St. Journal"
# "Who’s Bugging the Russian Opposition?" - Soldatov & Borogan, "Open Democracy"

# Protests and violence are having an affect on the timeline for international forces in Afghanistan
# "Reuters" reports on the laborer who saw the Korans being burnt

# The bin Laden compound has been demolished
# A new study looks at casualties from drone strikes
# Rob Crilly on extremism in Pakistan

# "A Separation" won the Oscar for "Best Foreign-Language Film"

Of Interest
# "Foreign Policy" publishes a full issue on modern warfare
# Wikileaks has started publishing emails from Stratfor
# David Kindred remembers Anthony Shadid

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "More Than Georgia on Obama's Mind" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"the
# Matthew Wallin on diplomacy 2.0
# Matt Armstrong on the Smith-Mundt Act