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The Rundown - April 11

RFE In The Media
# "Reuters", "AFP", "The Independent", Stratfor, "Long War Journal", cite RFE reporting on Doku Umarov
# "Where Even Cell Phones Aren't Safe" - Brian Bennett, "LA Times"
# "Reason" quotes RFE's interview with Peter Weir
# "Another Hopeless EU Bureaucracy" - James Kirchick, "The Weekly Standard"

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of David Brooks and Ruth Marcus
# "Meet The Press" interviews David Plouffe
# "Face The Nation" interviews Senator Chuck Schumer

# "Kazakhstan's Fictional Democracy" - Kramer & Patten, "The Washington Post"
# "Notes From The Kazakhstan Election" - Richard Weitz, "The Diplomat"
# "A Good Ole Fashioned Sham Election" - Ellen Barry, "The New York Times"

# The "AP" reports on secret detentions in Afghanistan
# The "LA Times" breaks down a drone strike that killed civilians
# "Operation Amnesia" - Matt Cavanagh, "The Spectator"
# "NATO's Neglected Mission" - Malou Innocent, "National Interest"

# An interview with Asif Ali Zardari
# "Pakistan's New Great Game" - Rina Saeed Khan, "The Guardian"

# After initially calling for a ban on Skype and Gmail, the FSB has walked back a bit
# "Novaya Gazeta's" website was knocked out in a cyber attack
# "Putin's Choice" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# Vladimir Frolov on how a rivalry between Putin and Medvedev could be a good thing
# "Jackson-Vanik: It's Illegal" - Edward Lozansky, "Moscow Times"

# Dozens were killed in clashes between Iraq and Iran at Camp Ashraf
# The State Department's Persian-language spokeman may appear on Iranian state media
# According to Wikileaks documents, Israel ruled out a military strike on Iran years ago

International Broadcasting
# S. Embers Wimbush on the cessation of VOA shortwave broadcasts to China
# Helle Dale on the State Department's internet strategy

Middle East
# At least three more protesters were killed in Syria
# Libyan rebels say they may not accept an AU-sponsored peace deal
# "How The Revolution Transformed Egypt's Media" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# Suzanne Merkelson on the writing of dictators

Of Interest
# "Bob Dylan In China" - Azar Nafisi, "The New Republic"
# The "Financial Times" interviews Bernie Madoff

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Grounds For U.S. Intervention" - Kissinger & Baker, "The Washington Post"
# The CIA is increasingly uninvolved in interrogations
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"