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The Rundown - January 3

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Forbes" on Masha Gessen and Radio Liberty in Russia

International Press Review

# The Arctic is not an easy place to drill for hydrocarbons
# Ridiculous grave stones

# Reports say Mullah Nazir has been killed in a drone strike
# A long look-ahead to the next year in Afghanistan and Pakistan
# "Inside the Taliban Bombmaking Industry" - Mujib Mashal, "Time"
# "The New York Times" on reprisals for drone strikes in Pakistan
# A disturbing murder in an Afghan jail

# Bushehr could be the next Chernobyl
# It's not easy being a video game developer in Iran

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "Eurasianet" on web censorship on Tajikistan
# An Iraqi mobile firm is launching the country's largest IPO

Of Interest
# "A Magnitsky Law for Europe" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# Is email getting lost in the ether?
# World leaders are all a-Twitter

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Drone strikes will continue to be secret
# Not the most optimistic view of the next Congress