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The Rundown - October 9

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

RFE/RL in the Media
Washington Jewish Week on A-jad's Jewish heritage
# RNW on RFE/RL's new broadcasts to Abkhazia & S. Ossetia

On the RFE/RL Website
Iran's military establishment gets new faces
# Can the West prevent the crumbling of Bosnia?

Int'l Press Review

The Afghan Ambassador to the US warns of violence (w/video)
# Laura Rozen on Obama's Pakistan problem
# Pakistan's foreign minister has been making the rounds in DC
# Turki Al-Faisl has a checklist for Afghanistan
# Charles Krauthammer on Obama's Afghan dilemma
# Peggy Noonan thinks the debate has been shallow
# The Wash Post reports on a new strategy towards the Taliban

Dennis MacShane on differences in values between Russia & Europe
# Ariel Cohen on a possible Medvedev-Putin rift
# Vasily Likhachev on avoiding a new Berlin Wall
# Medvedev is in Chisinau

The Republican Guards have moved into to telcomms
# Gregory Shulte on managing a nuclear Iran

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Christine Fair is going to State - here she is on the Newshour
# Hillary Clinton is going to Kazan
Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
Robert Haddick wonders about Gen. Jones
# Sarkozy the Iran hawk
# The Lede on the Afghan War