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The Rundown - October 14

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

RFE/RL in the Media
The WSJ on RFE/RL's role in the Cold War

On the RFE/RL Website
What are the options for tougher sanctions on Iran?
# The possibility of solving Nagorno-Karabakh

Int'l Press Review

Thomas Friedman on the Afghan government
# The Wash Post ed board on the Taliban threat to Pakistan
AJ Rossmiller says a political answer is the only answer
# Michael Sheuer says there is no such thing as a light footprint
# Simon Jenkins thinks it's time to leave Afghanistan

The Obama Admin. will not discuss human rights with Russia
# The FT on the great game in Central Asia
# Nikolai Petrov on the weekend "elections" in Russia

# Clinton was unable to move the Kremlin on Iran sanctions
# Richard Haass on what sanctions could work on Iran

Of Interest
Elaine Lafferty on why Sima Samar should have won the Nobel
# The Tajik government bans incandescent lightbulbs

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Peter Feaver on the Hillary-Obama dynamic
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
Michael Allen on engaging the Kremlin & civil society
# Cynthia Schneider on censorship in the Arab world
# The Taliban has a new YouTube channel
# Andrew Exum doesn't think Afghanistan has always been at war