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The Rundown - March 19

RFE/RL In The Media
# Shaun Walker ("The Independent") interviews Khadija Ismailova
# "The New York Times" cites RFE/RL Belarus Service reporting on the Minsk metro bombers
# "Reuters" quotes RFE/RL's Kazakh Service's interview with Igor Vinyavsky
# Photos from an event in Bucharest on RFE/RL Cold War broadcasts

International Press Review

# Olga Romanova on the Russian legal system
# "Russia's Stake in Syria and Iran" - Melik Keylan, "The Wall St. Journal"
# "After Jackson-Vanik" - Editorial, "The Wall St. Journal" (some Senators remain reticent)
# "Russia's Frank Sinatra" is planning a U.S. tour

# "Iran's Missing Moderates" - Ray Takeyh, "International Herald Tribune"
# "The New York Times" on difficulties in gathering intelligence on Iran
# Iran's central bank lifted restrictions on foreign curreny trading

# "A Lion in Winter" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is awaiting military court in the U.S.
# "Pakistan’s Fracturing President" - Azeem Ibrahim, "The Diplomat"
# A dispatch from Kandahar

Of Interest
# Who will win the tender to filter Pakistan's Internet?
# "Ukraine at yet Another Crossroads" - Amanda Paul, "Zaman"
# How one man escaped a North Korean prison camp

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Spiegel" on the legality of drone warfare