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The Rundown - April 14

RFE In The Media
# "Two To Tango" - Christian Caryl, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Washington Post" reports on anti-web censorship funds in the U.S. budget
# Ted Bromund mentions RFE in a piece on the funds for "Commentary"

International Press Review

# The U.S. its first drone strike since March
# Pakistan needs $600 million more for flood relief
# "Newsline" reports on mine safety in Pakistan
# "Wickets And Wariness" - Shashi Tharoor, "Project Syndicate"

# Jean MacKenzie on the riots in Mazar-i-Sharif
# The "LA Times" reports on the Taliban's intelligence network
# The British commander in Afghanistan says the Taliban is "demoralised"

# A new report on violence against journalists in Russia
# "A New Member And More Problems For BRICS" - Martin Gilman, "Moscow Times"

# The U.S. says Iran is helping Syria crack down on protesters
# Iranian farmers are being hit by subsidy cuts

Middle East
# "Spiegel" interviews Anders Fogh Rasmussen
# Bashar Al Assad met with Saudi officials
# "The New York Times" reports on young, politically active people in Iraq
# "Obama Must Broker A New Mid East Peace" - Brent Scowcroft, "Financial Times"
# "Cairo’s Roundabout Revolution" - Nezar Alsayyad, "The New York Times"

Of interest
# Violence against humanitarian workers is at a 10-year high

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "U.S. Public Diplomacy And The Arab Uprisings" - Marc Lynch, "Foreign Policy"
# David Bosco thinks the U.S. should stop doing its human rights report
# Barack Obama gave a speech outlining his ideas for the federal budget
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"