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The Rundown - January 11

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in Pakistan and Iran's leading opposition politicians
# Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri's site reprints RFE/RL reporting on his efforts in Pakistan

International Press Review

# Photos of the damage in Pakistan
# "Talking to the Taliban" -- Michael Semple, "Foreign Policy"
# Afghan MPs warn against a complete pullout of international troops

# Iran is finding ways around sanctions
# "The Year we Reckon with Iran" -- Fareed Zakaria, "Time"
# "To Stop Iran, Get a new Saudi King" -- Simon Henderson, "The Atlantic"
# Iran will produce its own version of "Argo"

# Russia may be backing away from its tough new adoption law
# Russia and Kazakhstan are having a row over access to space
# "A Frenchman Dreams of Russia" -- Robert Zaretsky "International Herald Tribune"

Of Interest
# A new scandal in Azerbaijan is rattling the Aliyev regime
# "Tbilisi: The Edge of the Real" -- Tara Isabella Burton, "The Spectator"
# David Ost reviews a biography of Ryszard Kapuscinski
# A bit of innovation pessimism

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Second Term" -- Ryan Lizza, "The New Yorker"
# Lots of drone strikes to start 2013