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The Rundown - October 19

RFE/RL In The Media
# "NPR" interviews RFE/RL President Steve Korn
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on war in U.S. presidential politics and the "Malala effect" in Pakistan

International Press Review

# "Why Tehran Wants a Neocon" - Reza Marashi, "National Interest"
# Benjamin Weinthal says the EU sanctions on Iran are not really too severe

# Russia has its eyes on joining the OECD
# "Russia Could Lose from Rosneft Bid" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "Putin’s New ‘Fortress Russia’" - Ariel Cohen, "International Herald Tribune"

# Luke Mogelson reports from the Iran-Afghanistan border
# "Afghanistan's Gray Future" - Haseeb Humayoon, "Foreign Policy"
# "Dawn" on attacks against Hazaras

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# An illegal booze pipeline has been discovered on the Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border
# The "LA Times" on the Heydar Aliyev statue in Mexico City
# Paul Goble on tribes in the North Caucasus

Of Interest
# "Tweet Me to Your Leader" - Matthias Lüfkens, "The Atlantic"
# Andrew Sullivan on the end of the print version of "Newsweek"
# Google made a $22 billion mistake yesterday
# Maybe there's no such thing as "dark social"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The CIA wants to expand its drone fleet