RFE/RL In The Media
# Tina Traster blogs
about Radio Svoboda's covergae of her family
# Masha Gessen won an award
for her 2012 "Vanity Fair" piece on Vladimir Putin
International Press Review
# "Why Iran May be Ready to Deal
" - Vali Nasr, "The New York Times"
# Iran has launched a destroyer
in the Caspian Sea
# Russia is driving a hard bargain
over bailout funds with Cyprus
# "The Cossacks are Back. May the Hills Tremble
" - Ellen Barry, "The New York Times"
# In pictures: Russia's most successful women
# "The FSB Opens a New Foreign Front
" - Andrei Soldatov, "Moscow Times"
# Pakistan's elected government completed a full five-year term
# The "LA Times" on Asif Ali Zardari's political survival skills
# "Pakistan’s Real Image
" - Saroop Ijaz, "The Express Tribune"
# The market for camel milk
# Check out RFE/RL's "Icons of the Iraq War
# "The National" on the Sunnis of Fallujah
RFE/RL Target Region
# Anne Appebaum: "Does Eastern Europe Still Exist?
" (speech, ~60 minutes)
# "The Washington Post" reports on Hamid Karzai
and Afghanistan's national sovereignty
# State TV in Uzbekistan thinks
women should lay off the sauce
# The "Financial Times" on how the depositor tax deal
happened in the UK (and, previously, on Russia's stake
# Russia and Russians could lose billions
# "The Internet is a Surveillance State
" - Bruce Schneier, "CNN"
# 50 years of censorship make starting an independent newspaper
# "Open and Closed
" - Evgeny Morozov, "The New York Times"
# "Der Spiegel" on the Czech Republic
"now lies like a drugged-up green oasis"
U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. has effectively cancelled the final stage of a missile defense program
# "The REAL Reason the U.S. failed in Afghanistan
" - Stephen Walt, "Foreign Policy"
# The political analysis of Shields and Brooks