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The Rundown - October 1

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

RFE/RL in the Media
Nature's blog cites RFE/RL reporting on Iranian plagiarism
# The AP & the Telegraph eulogize Gen. Nicolae Plesita

On the RFE/RL Website
Both Russia and Georgia were to blame for their war
# Russia is not helping the EU human rights court

Int'l Press Review

John Kerry thinks diplomacy is the answer with Iran...
# ...Nicholas Burns agrees
# Laura Rozen on the 5+1 talks - here and here

Why was Peter Galbraith fired?
# David Ignatius is in Pakistan - and there are tons of guns there
# The WSJ ed board on U.S. credibility and Afghanistan
# Karl Rove on outsourcing Afghanistan
# John Hughes thinks Obama should send more troops
# Fred Kaplan has a couple questions before we send more troops

Of Interest
Heidi Tagliavini on her inquiry into the Russia-Georgia war
# Timothy Garton Ash on the German elections and the greater EU
# The Balkans a money pit for the EU
# Iraqi pols are reaching across sectarian lines

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Daniel Henninger on Obama and dictators
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
Steve Coll on more troops to Afghanistan
# What if Obama delivered Bush's 2nd inaugural?
# Evgeny Morozov of the Kremlin's tightening control of the web
# Nikolas Gvosdev on Russia helping with Iran