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The Rundown - October 23

RFE/RL In The Media
# "For Fair Elections" - Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on a hero Iranian pilot
# "Business Insider" cites RFE/RL reporting on prison camps in Russia

International Press Review

# "The New York Times" public editor on reports of direct talks
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred from visiting Evin Prison

# Russia's opposition has elected a "shadow government"
# "The Moscow Rules" - Ariel Cohen, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Alexei Kudrin on the future of the EU
# "Der Spiegel" on gay rights in Russia
# The Russian Foreign Ministry scolds the U.S. on human rights

# A new security force is protecting supply lines in Afghanistan
# "Faced with a Grand Bargain on the Taliban, Pakistan Waffles" - Ahmed Rashid, "The National"
# Two TTP operatives were arrested in Islamabad
# The UK will double its drone fleet in Afghanistan

Of Interest
# A UN report describes terrorism propaganda online
# The color blue is pretty interesting

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Full video and transcript of last night's debate; fact check
# Five myths about the Osama bin Laden raid