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The Rundown - March 1

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on corruption in Russia and the life of pianist Van Cliburn
# RFE/RL's Georgian Service graduated its first class of multimedia journalists
# CPJ cites RFE/RL reporting on Turkmenistan's new media laws
# Its been 60 years since Radio Liberty went on the air

International Press Review

# Western diplomats say the last round of nuclear negotiations were constructive
# The latest UN human rights report on Iran
# "Iran's Pre-Islamic Legacy" - Sohrab Ahmari, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Farmers clashed with police over water in northern Iran

# "Can a Plagiarism Probe Upend Russian Politics?" - Simon Shuster, "Time"
# "Corruption and Cover-Up in the Kremlin: The Anatoly Serdyukov Case" - Michael Weiss, "The Atlantic"
# "The Turn Against Nabakov" - Michael Idov, "The New Yorker"

# Iran and Pakistan will soon break ground on a new pipeline
# "Time" on alleged atrocities by U.S. troops in Wardak
# "Foreign Policy" on the "mythology" surrounding Dr. Shakil Afridi
# On Pakistan's hash industry

Of Interest
# OCCRP reports on corruption in Ukraine
# The man who could save cycling

Science & Technology
# Room for Debate: What is an act of cyber war?
# Watching the birth of a planet
# Robots are coming for your job

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# March 27 is the day to really about for sequestration
# "Field & Stream" interviews Vice President Joe Biden
# Bradley Manning says he tried to dump the diplomatic cables with the major news outlets
# China says it is the vicitim of U.S. hacking attacks
# Gabor Runa on the proposed "drone court"
# Obligatory link to Bob Woodward's email exchange with the White House