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The Rundown - September 5

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Foreign Policy" links to several RFE/RL reports in a piece on corruption in the former Soviet Union
# "The Wall St. Journal" links to RFE/RL reporting on the arrest of Gulnara Derbisheva in Kyrgyzstan
# USIP links to RFE/RL reporting on Iran, Wikileaks, and Twitter in India

International Press Review

# The EU is investigating Gazprom's business practices in Central and Eastern Europe
# Vladimir Putin wants to raise the age limit for public officials
# "Gudkov's Ouster Would Set a Precedent" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# "Why Spooks Need Protesters" - Mark Galeotti, "The Moscow News"

# Iran is arming Syria via Iraqi airspace
# "The Washington Post" on the effects of sanctions on medical facilities

# A new report shows rampant malnourishment in southern Afghanistan
# "The Express Tribune" reports on the Kamra Air Force base attack last month
# "Afghanistan: Mobilizing for Democracy" - James L. Creighton, World Policy Institute
# A photo essay of Pakistani televangelist Aamir Liaquat Hussain

Of Interest
# The "Financial Times" on oil drilling in the Arctic

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Foreign Policy" interviews General John Allen
# "The Economist" grades U.S. President Barack Obama's economic policies
# "The Lying Game" - John Cassidy, "The New Yorker"
# The Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte