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The Rundown - April 4

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Time" links to Tom Balmforth's piece on Yevgeny Urlashov's electoral victory in Russia

International Press Review

# "The Wall St. Journal" reports on Russia's Silicon Valley
# A reserve colonel was charged with espionage for passing maps to the U.S.

# "Ahmadinejad's Voice" - Farah Stockman, "Boston Globe"
# "Can Brazil Stop Iran?" - Bernard Aronson,. "The New York Times"
# David Rothkopf on Iranian threats to shut down the Strait of Hormuz

# The U.S. and Afghanistan are nearing a deal on night raids
# "Our War Against the Pashtuns" - Anatol Lieven, "NY Review of Books"
# David Ignatius on Osama bin Laden's time in Pakistan
# "Afghanistan Falls Apart" - Karen Leigh, "Foreign Policy"
# "Healing the Sick Man of South Asia" - Shahid Javed Burki, "Project Syndicate"

Of Interest
# Al Qaeda's main online forums have been down for more than a week
# A day in the life of a drone operator
# "Beware the Unholy Alliance of State and Internet" - Evgeny Morozov, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Mitt Romney swept three primaries
# "Internet Freedom Starts at Home" - Rebecca MacKinnon, "Foreign Policy"
# Kyrgyzstan will host the U.S. transit center at Manas past 2014