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The Rundown - February 11

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on Russia in the Year of the Snake and Moscow's crazy drivers and their dashcams
# "Ars Technica" links to RFE/RL reporting on Russia's Internet black list

International Press Review

# The political fighting (literally) continues in Iran
# Celebrating the anniversary of a revolution in Iran
# Iran is building a militia network in Syria
# A primer on the effects of sanctions on medical supplies

# An adopted Russian woman returns to help Russian orphans
# "Russia's Past is Ever Present" - Julia Ioffe, "The New Republic"
# "The Economist" on intrigue at the Bolshoi
# Sergei Udaltsov is under house arrest
# "The Fairytale Horrors of Soviet Shamanism" - Andrew Brown, "The Guardian"

# "Pakistan's Media Place" - Huma Yusuf, "International Herald Tribune"
# A new film casts a light on the justice system for rape victims in Pakistan
# Some of Afghanistan's historical texts will be digitized
# "Love in the Time of Drones" - Ayesha Hasan, "Express Tribune"

RFE/RL Target Region
# "Azerbaijan Is Rich. Now It Wants to Be Famous" - Peter Savodnik, "The New York Times"
# Human Rights Watch on free speech in Iraqi Kurdistan
# Is Uzbekistan's economy on the verge of impolsion?
# Moldova is trying to take on illicit Russian money

Of Interest
# "The Double Agent Who Infiltrated Al Qaeda" - Borg, Christensen, & Pihl, "Newsweek"
# "Twitter Devolutions" - Marc Lynch, "Foreign Policy"
# "Twitter's Dangerous Lack of Transparency on Terrorism" - Sarah Kendzior, "Al Jazeera"
# A defense contractor has made the ultimate social media tracker
# On the power of the individual brand in modern publishing

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Comparing Senator Barack Obama to President Barack Obama
# "The New York Times" public editor on national security and the press
# The medical effects of more than a decade of war