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The Rundown - October 30

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

RFE/RL in the Media
The Deseret News on RFE/RL's public diplomacy role

On the RFE/RL Website
Ayatollah Khamenei warns Iran's protestors
# Working for the CIA in Afghanistan

Int'l Press Review

David Hoh is on the Newshour (video/audio)
# David Brooks questions Obama's tenacity
# The NYT ed board on Clinton's trip to Pakistan
# Robert Zoellick on what can be achieved in Afghanistan
# The Afghan election committee "lost" millions of dollars
# David Ignatius thinks it's time to send more troops to Afghanistan

The US Congress is moving towards sanctions
# David Blair on Iran's tradition of stalling

The FT on David Milliband's Moscow trip
# Michael Bohm on NATO-Russia relations
# Tony Brenton on what the UK can get from Russia

Of Interest
David Cronin on the EU's cozying up to Uzbekistan
# The WSJ ed board on Turkey's turn to the east
# A new mosque in Crimea is stirring debate

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Senators are pressing the CIA for info on Karzai's brother
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - Washington Times

From the Blogs
How America plays favorites in the heroin trade