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The Rundown - August 27

RFE/RL In The Media
# "GigaOM" quotes Luke Allnutt's story on digital whistleblowing sites
# Joshua Foust (PBS) cites RFE/RL reporting on lesser-known protesters being arrested in Russia
# "The Diplomatic Courier" cites RFE/RL reporting on Tajikistan
# "The Wall St. Journal" cites Radio Farda reporting on Mir Hossein Mousavi's health scare
# "The Huffignton Post" cites Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on the Iranian protests of 2009

International Press Review

# "The New York Times" reports on violence in Tatarstan
# "Russia Plays Game of Arctic Roulette in Oil Exploration" - Bidder, Schepp, & Traufetter, "Spiegel"
# Russia's top ten venture capital firms
# Vandals cut down Orthodox crosses in two Russian regions
# Two Pussy Riot members have reportedly fled Russia

# Militants from Afghanistan attacked an anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan
# "We Can Build a Durable Peace in Afghanistan" - John Allen, "The Washington Post"
# The U.S. has been launching cyber attacks against the Taliban in Afghanistan
# "A Country Lost" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# AQ Khan will launch a new political party

# "Nuclear Iran: A Glossary of Terms" - Henderson & Heinonen, Washington Institute
# The U.S. is investigating UniCredit Bank's relationship with Iran
# Radio Farda interviews U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman

Of Interest
# "The Rise of Independent Kurdistan?" - Adam Garfinkle, "The American Interest"
# How broadcast journalism can be saved by the Internet
# "Has 'Europe' Failed?" - Nicholas Sambanis, "International Herald Tribune"
# Why the homepage is increasingly irrelevant
# New research shows the traits of heroes

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. is planning a new missile defense system in Asia