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The Rundown - October 9

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Remembering Politkovskaya" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Global Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on the trial of Vladimir Kozlov
# Tatiana Yankelevich on Radio Liberty in Russia

International Press Review

# The "Financial Times" files a reporter's notebook from Tehran
# "CBS" interviews Thomas Pickering on sanctions
# "Der Spiegel" interviews Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi
# Currency traders in Iran face strict new pocedures

# The doctor who treated everyone in the Chechen War
# Phase two of the Nord Stream pipeline has begun
# "My Soviet Childhood" - Evgeny Lebedev, "The Guardian"

# "Dead or Alive" - Steve Coll, "NY Review of Books"
# "Thoughts After the March" - Zahid Hussain, "Dawn"
# A university in Karachi will offer sex ed

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# Ishaan Tharoor on the Balkan Wars of the early 1900s
# An anti-gay bill has made progress in the Ukrainian parliament
# Doug Bandow on why Georgia should abandon hopes for joining NATO

Of Interest
# The IMF offers a bleak view of the coming year
# A doctor experiences the afterlife, lives to tell about it
# Julian Assange is going to publish a book

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Mitt Romney's full speech to VMI (w/ critiques of the speech from the right)