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The Rundown - September 14

RFE/RL In The Media
# "AFP" cites RFE/RL reporting on Pussy Riot
# Turkmenistan has pulled the plug on a rail project with Iran

International Press Review

# Vladimir Putin admits that some of his adventures are staged
# A profile of Mexican businessman Bruno Balvanera

The Wilson Center on the consequences of attacking Iran
# "Iran’s Sloppy Spying" - Michael Weiss, "Now Lebanon"

# "Pakistan's Charm Offensive" - Matthieu Aikins, "Foreign Policy"
# British troops may leave Afghanistan early
# "Pakistan Must Repeal Its Blasphemy Laws" - Ispahani & Shea, "Huffington Post"

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Thomas de Waal on elections in Georgia
# Vladimir Kozlov was allowed to address the court in his trial in Kazakhstan
# Uzbekistan is delivering gas to China while Uzbeks are short on gas
# "The Economist" on Kosovo and independence

Of Interest
# "How Anonymous Hacked the Media" - Cole Stryker, "The Daily Beast"
# Dave McKenna on cheating in chess
# The ethics of robots in war

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The story of Adolph Dubs, the last U.S. ambassador to be killed in service
# "The US is Becoming a Selective Superpower" - Philip Stephens, "Financial Times"
# "America's Other Army" - Nicholas Kralev, "Foreign Policy"
# A list of top donors to the Obama campaign