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The Rundown - October 2

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

RFE/RL in the Media
Alex Mayer's LWJ collaboration was picked up by ABC News
# LWJ & Dawn cite RFE/RL reporting on the death of an IMU leader

On the RFE/RL Website
The difficulties of raising an Afghan Army
# An interview with historian Tony Judt

Int'l Press Review

Iran has agreed to send nuclear fuel to Russia
# Obama's post-talk press conference
# The WSJ ed board on talks as a boost for Tehran
# The WaPost ed board hedges its bets
# Michael Gerson sees an Israeli strike in the future

Peter Galbraith discusses his firing on the Newshour
# John Kerry on more troops to Afghanistan (video)
# Imtiaz Gul on Uzbeks in Waziristan
# The Economist on Afghanistan as Vietnam
# Peter Bergen on aid workers in Afghanistan

Russia's NATO envoy expects an apology
# The WSJ ed board thinks it all starts with the Kremlin
# Svante Cornell is certain of Russia's guilt for last August
# Simon Tisdall on Putin's possible undoing
# Russia and China are emulating Germany and France

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
A new FRONTLINE documentary on Afghanistan
# Charles Krauthammer on appeasement
# "Embassy Row" - Washington Times
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

From the Blogs
The Politics of generals' testifying
# The Kremlin is coming for bloggers