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The Rundown - November 5

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

RFE/RL in the Media
Jeff Gedmin on the lessons of 1989
# The NYT cites Radio Farda reporting on clashes in Iran
# RFE/RL's Azeri Svc wins an AIB award

Int'l Press Review

Gerard Russel on the death of Afghan democracy
# Abdulla Abdullah denounces the Karzai gov't
# Patrick Cockburn on the UK in Afghanistan

Mehdi Khlalji on the leaders of the Green Movement
# Ray Takeyh on the complications of dealing with Iran
# Newsweek on Obama's Iranian challenge

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
James Rubin on the difference between unity and resolve
# Helle Dale on U.S. Public Diplomacy
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
Timothy Garton Ash on 1989
# The Obama nat'l security team is "weak"
# Londonstani continues his dispatches from Pakistan