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The Rundown - April 18

RFE/RL In The Media
# Khadija Ismailova discusses her case with the BBC
# "AFP" quotes Anna Kachkaeva on Julian Assange's new show
# Reuters Trust reprints an RFE/RL piece on loud music bans in Tajikistan
# "Global Voices" publishes an RFE/RL photo from Pakistan

International Press Review

# Vali Nasr, Ray Takeyh, George Perkovich, and Karim Sadjadpour discuss negotiations with Iran
# Laura Rozen reports on the latest round of talks
# "The Stage is Set for a Deal With Iran" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# Fereydoon Abbasi will oversee Iran's nuclear emergency response team

# "Ignoring Shein, Putin Is Playing With Fire" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Russia will get a new public TV channel that will be "independent from the state"

# "Pakistani Taliban Jailbreak: An Inside Job?" - Moreau & Yousafzai, "The Daily Beast"
# Hamid Karzai pleads with the Taliban
# A Taliban commander turned himself in for the reward money

Of Interest
# "Kyrgyzstan: The Internet on Trial?" - Chris Rickleton, "Global Voices"
# Potential voters in Armenia are being courted with gifts
# "The Not-so-Great Firewall of China" - Rebecca MacKinnon, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Tyranny of Freedom" - William Deresiewicz, "The American Scholar"