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The Rundown - January 9

RFE/RL In The Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari discusses diplomacy with Iran
# "Russian Holiday" -- Masha Gessen, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Reason" links to RFE/RL reporting on arrests in Belarus

International Press Review

# India says Pakistani troops entered its territory and killed two troops
# "West Must Rethink its Afghanistan Exit" -- Volker & Robertson, "Financial Times"
# "Saving Afghanistan" -- Abdullah Abdullah, "Foreign Policy"
# The U.S. has still not decided on its post-2014 troop deployment in Afghanistan

# "Russia Responds to U.S. by Punishing Orphans" -- Ariel Cohen, "National Interest"
# The wolves are everywhere in Siberia

# Iran has set the conditions under which the IAEA can visit Parchin
# New photos have emerged of Robert Levinson

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "Eurasianet" on cultural life in Uzbekistan
# Tensions over a memorial to ethnic Albanian fighters in the town of Presevo, Serbia
# Belarus arrested three men for taking a picture with a photo of Ales Byalyatski

Of Interest
# "Reuters" is retooling its online presence
# The story of a Romanian town that has become a hub of online crime

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. Congress is less popular than a lot of things
# Micah Zenko has a new report on drones
# The $1 trillion platinum coin would be pretty big