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The Rundown - March 15

RFE/RL In The Media
# CPJ issues a press release on the case of Khadija Ismayilova
# Kim Lane Scheppele on Hungary's media landscape

International Press Review

# "The Right Way to Sanction Russia" - Nemtsov & Kasparov, "The Wall St. Journal"
# The Russian opposition is focusing on local elections

# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced "a grilling" in parliament

# "War in Afghanistan: From Necessity to Atrocity" - Matthew Green, "Financial Times"
# "What is Plan B in Afghanistan?" - Steve Coll, "The New Yorker"
# "Shape a Peaceful Afghan Exit" - Anatol Lieven, "The New York Times"

# Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani publicly deflected criticisms over missing persons
# An Indian guru thinks Taliban fighters need to de-stress

Of Interest
# Azerbaijan arrested 22 on suspicion of planning attacks against U.S. and Israeli targets
# Some displaced Iraqis are living among ancient ruins
# "The Guardian" publishes a trove of personal emails from the Assads

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Richard Falk on the legality (or not) of drones
# The road ahead in the GOP primary