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The Rundown - September 7

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

RFE/RL in the Media
Andrew Exum links to RFE/RL's report on NATO's Konduz airstrike
# World Politics Review discusses Iranian politics via RFE/RL
# Global Voices reports on Azerbaijan's Eurovision vote scandal
# Eurasianet reprints RFE/RL's "Migrant Express" and a report on Iran

On the RFE/RL Website
Putin's Polish Problem
# Iran's Musavi has called for protests
# Azerbaijan's government is criticizing RFE/RL's Eurovision coverage

Int'l Press Review

The Sunday Morning Talk Shows
David Axelrod discusses Afghanistan on Meet the Press
# This Week's round table discusses an Afghan pullback
# Brooks and Shields on the Newshour

Ahmed Rashid thinks the West should temper its Afghan goals
# Fred Kagan does not think Afghanistan is a fool's errand
# Stephen Rademaker on Obama as Charlie Wilson
# Matthew Green on Pashtun impatience with Karzai
# Christian Brose on the Pakistan problem
# A host of fake polling sites were set up to aid Karzai

Of Interest
Ryan Crocker recounts his time as Ambassador in Iraq
# Migrants are most at risk in a tumultuous global economy
# GQ doesn't want Putin to see his profile in its magazine
# The NY Times editorializes on the house arrest of A.Q. Khan
# Matthew Collin on Abkhazia - Georgia relations

U.S. Politics
Jackson Diehl on Obama's campaign promises
# George Will fires back at his critics
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
Venezuela & Iran are 'staunch allies'

--Zach Peterson