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The Rundown - March 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# "CNN" reports on the Khadija Ismailova case
# "Global Post" cites Radio Azadi reporting on a hunger strike at an Afghan prison

International Press Review

# One war game model shows potential effects of an Israeli strike on Iran
# "How Bad Would Iran be With the Bomb?" - Walter Pincus, "The Washington Post"

# "Replace Jackson-Vanik With the Magnitsky Act" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# Alexey Navalny wants to jam state TV
# "Boycott St. Petersburg" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# Moscow hosted Alexandr Lukashenka for economic talks

# The Pakistani parliament reviews relations with the U.S. today
# "Resetting the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship" - Teresita C. & Howard B. Schaffer, "Foreign Policy"
# "Afghanistan: A Gathering Menace" - Neil Shea, "The American Scholar"

Of Interest
# The ups and downs of awareness
# Leaked documents show Bashar al Assad approved the crackdowns in Syria

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Where does U.S. foreign aid go?
# "Afghanistan vs. Obama" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"