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The Rundown - December 14

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Iran's new YouTube-like project
# The Heritage Foundation on Radio Liberty in Russia

International Press Review

# The U.S. added new sanctions on Iran
# Things are tense around the dinner table in the Khazali household

# The Russian state has been implicated in the death of Alexander Litvinenko (who may have been working for MI6)
# Andrew Weiss syas Russia may yet be on Bashar Assad's side
# The high politics of Yaroslavl potholes
# Chatham House: "Two Russian Narratives"

# Meet Pakistan's new tax man
# "Afghan ‘Roadmap’ to Peace -- A Dead End for Human Rights?" - Rachel Reid, "Foreign Policy"
# How the Australian government is helping Pakistani acid attack victims

Of Interest
# "Europe's Pet Dictator" - Christian Caryl, "Foreign Policy"
# An amazing obituary
# NASA jumps the gun with its post-non-apocalypse it a sign?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Case for John Kerry as Secretary of State" - David Ignatius, "The Washigton Post"
# Ambassador Susan Rice on why she dropped out of the running for the job
# The European court of human rights says the U.S. tortured German citizen Khaled al-Masri