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The Rundown - September 30

A first look at the news on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
John O'Sullivan on the German elections for the Globe & Mail
# Democracy Arsenal reposts Rob Coalson's Power Vertical post

On the RFE/RL Website
Russia and Georgia are both to blame for last August
# A profile of Radio Free Iraq

Int'l Press Review

Robert Kagan on the ever-weakening Iranian regime
# Andrew Albertson & Ali Scotten on human rights as an engagement tool
# Simon Tisdall on waning support for sanctions
# Michael Ledeen on 30 years of U.S. - Iranian relations
# Matthias Kuntzel says Iran has no right to nuclear technology

The Newshour on the elections and U.S. strategy
# John Hulsman on Lawrence of Arabia in Afghanistan
# The White House has started its strategy review

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times
# The latest from Laura Rozen

From the Blogs
Spencer Ackerman on the "new" Iranian nuclear facility
# Amb. Hill and Gen. Odierno are getting along just fine
# George Packer discusses Afghanistan
# Andrew Exum on the McChrystal strategy