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The Rundown - November 16

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on China's news leaders and the re-arming of Afghan warlord Ismail Khan

International Press Review

"Russia’s Opposition Movement Starts to Crack" - Anna Nemtsova, "The Daily Beast"
# The Kremlin is cracking down (maybe) on corruption in the ranks
# Gazprom is "reeling"
# "Scandal Shakes the Siloviki" - Ariel Cohen, "National Interest"
# "The Wall St. Journal" on Russian art in London

# "Diplomats" say Iran is on the cusp of a large increase in Uranium enrichment
# An Iranian man has been charged in New York with trying to sell airplane parts to Iran

# Mullah Naim Barich has been added to the U.S. Treasury's "drug kingpin" list
# The U.S. and Afghanistan are negotiating a deal for U.S. troops to remain in the country

# "The New York Times" on lawyer Inam Ur Raheem's fight against the army
# Mobile phone service has been suspended in Quetta and parts of Karachi
# Pakistan executed a man for the first time in four years

# The fighting continues
# The hacker group Anonymous is attacking Israeli sites
# Social media sites seem stumped on how to handle the war tweets

Of Interest
# Hold policy forums in authoritarian states
# Uzbek carpets look pretty nice
# Karl Marx would have been proud of bankers
# A new documentary film sheds light on Romania's role in the Holocaust

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Petraeus Illusion" - Jon Lee Anderson, "The New Yorker"
# BP has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in fines over the Deepwater Horizon incident (that is a bit less than the company made in Q3)