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The Rundown - August 21

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Kony-ification of Pussy Riot" - Joshua Foust, "The Atlantic"

International Press Review

# Iranians are launching their own quake relief drives
# "The National" reports on a row betwwen Iran and Russia over S-300 missiles

# "Putinism Is the Only Religion That Matters" - Garry Kasparov, "Moscow Times"
# "Putinism After Pussy Riot" - Julia Pettengill, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Simon Shuster profiles Father Vsevolod Chaplin
# Russian authorities are searching for other Pussy Riot members

# "Talking to the Taliban" - RIchard Barrett, "Foreign Policy"
# Matthew Green on Mullah Baradar and Afghanistan-Pakistan relations
# Officials say army and police recruits will be watched more closely to stop "insider attacks"
# Pakistan's black market is happy NATO supply lines are back open

Of Interest
# Tobacco use is booming in developing countries
# C.J. Chivers reports from behind rebel lines in Syria
# "Legal Myths About the Assange Extradition" - David Allen Green, "New Statesman"
# "WikiLeaks and Free Speech" - Michael Moore & Oliver Stone, "The New York Times"
# The future of newspapers from 20 years ago

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The New Yorker" on President Barack Obama's struggles with the billionaire crowd