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The Rundown - December 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the end of the world
# "Reuters" cites RFE/RL analysis of corruption in Russia

International Press Review

# "Why the West Can't do Business with Iran" - Amir Taheri, "Standpoint."
# "PBS" produces a documentary on Iranian Americans

# The Duma approved a bill to ban adoptions of Russian children by Americans...
# ... including an "aye" from a dead parliamentarian
# Reporters heading to Vladimir Putin's massive press conference get a pretty neat swag bag

# "The Doctor, the CIA, and the Blood of bin Laden" - Matt Aikins, "GQ"
# "Pakistan: A Fragile Transition" - Mallet & Bokhari, "Financial Times"
# Taking stock of attacks on polio workers in Pakistan
# One of Jonathan Pollard's missions was to collect info on Pakistan's nuclear program

Of Interest
# "Justice and Revenge in Georgia" - Regis Gente, "National Interest"
# The 15 most dangerous people in the world
# Andy Carvin responds to his critics

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Four State Department officials have resigned after the report on Benghazi