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The Rundown - April 17

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Jerusalem Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on the “Israel Loves Iran” Facebook movement

International Press Review

# "Turning the Tables on Russia" - Joe Nocera, "The New York Times"
# The Jamestown Foundation on Russia's strategy in the North Caucasus
# "The New Russian Empire" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"
# Russia is now third in global military spending
# "The Kremlin's Filter Facade" - Nikolai Petrov, "Moscow Times"

# "The Large Cracks in Fortress Kabul" - Sanjeev Miglani, "Reuters"
# The Taliban was reportedly paid protection money by the Afghan government
# There is a shortage of school books in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

# "The Oil Smugglers of Tehran" - Steve LeVine, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
# The head of Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission is in jail on corruption charges
# "The Challenge of Islamic Finance" - Sheng & Singh, "Project Syndicate"
# The tribulations of China's "Red Aristocracy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Guardian" on Washington's web freedom initiatives
# A review of Ultrasurf
# Les Gelb on possibilities for the next Secretary of State
# Winners of the 2012 Pulitzers (web news did quite well)