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The Rundown - April 8

RFE In The Media
# "Why Right-Wing Serbs Love Gadhafi" - James Kirchick, "The New Republic"
# Daud Khattak on talks with the Taliban in Pakistan for "Foreign Policy"
# "The Wall Street Journal" quotes an RFE interview on the internet being shut off in Armenia
# Reporters Without Borders on the detention of RFE Turkmen Service contributor Amangelen Shapudakov

International Press Review

# Omar Waraich on Sufis as targets of suicide attacks
# "Good And Bad Taliban In Pakistan" - Anatol Lieven, "National Interest"
# "A Growing Unease" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# ''All Grown Up" - Afia Salam, ''Newsline"
# Sesame Street is coming to Pakistan

# "Afghanistan's Failed Reintegration" - David Axe, "The Diplomat"
# '''Afghaniyat' Is Alive And Well In Afghanistan" - Saira Shah, "The Guardian"
# Hamid Karzai is expected to replace his defense and finance ministers

# "Time" on the cyber attack against LiveJournal
# "Limiting Russia's Sovereign Democracy" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"
# The Russian opposition can now field candidates where it does not have an office

Middle East
# Journalists from "The Atlantic," "Global Post," and "Al Jazeera" were detained in Libya
# "McClatchy" reports on Wikileaks cables from Tripoli
# "What Egyptian Revolution?" - William J. Dobson, "The Washington Post"
# Turkey has proposed a peace plan for Libya
# C.J. Chivers on the state of the Libyan rebels' fighting forces

Of Interest
# "What Happens When Dictatorships Actually Succeed?" - Chrystia Freeland, "Reuters"
# Bob Dylan's government-approved setlist in China

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Politico" reports on the U.S. budget negotiations
# "Wanted: Humanitarians At Home" - Les Gelb, "The Daily Beast"
# Josh Rogin on what you need to know in case of a government shutdown