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The Rundown - March 21

RFE/RL In The Media
# RSF on journalists not being allowed in or out of Belarus
# "Eurasianet" on RFE/RL's Turkmen Service and Turkmen diplomats at the UN

International Press Review

# "Escape From Iran" - Sohrab Ahmari, "The Atlantic"
# Sefi Rachlevsky on how Iran has started a cold war between Israel and the U.S.

# "Russia's Online Democracy" - Matthew Kaminski, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Russia wasn't thrilled with U.S.-Georgia military exercises

# Gen. John Allen testified on the Afghan War
# "Newsweek" on splits in the Afghan Taliban
# The Pakistani government will cancel a tender to filter the Internet
# Robert Bales' wife sends condolences to the victims of the Panjwai killings

Of Interest
# David Ignatius on al Qaeda's media strategy
# Yulia Latynina on the executions of the convicted Minsk metro bombers
# Sebastian Junger is starting a medical training center for combat journalists

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Ezra Klein on the Paul Ryan budget
# Matt Armstrong on the national framework for strategic communications