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The Rundown - March 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the weakness of Vladimir Putin and the difference between "crimes against humanity" and "genocide"
# RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari and Fred Petrossians took part in the Iran Cyber Dialogue

International Press Review

# Case closed: Russian investigators rule in the Magnitsky case
# "Bright Days for Putin's Dark Knight" - Donald Jensen, Institute of Modern Russia
# Turning to a Swedish CEO to rescue Russian cars

# The Supreme Leader is trying hard to stop Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's allies
# How Iranian technology has aided North Korea's missile program

# Nawaz Sharif may be Pakistan's next PM
# Pakistanis living abroad will not be able to vote electronically
# "The Islamabad Drone Dance" - Joshua Foust, "PBS"

# A few new bailout ideas are coming from Russia
# "Moscow Can Protect Nicosia from Bullies" - Dimitry Afanasiev, "Financial Times"
# A good overview of the financial situation in Cyprus

RFE/RL Target Region
# Sectarian strains permeate Iraqi politics
# Room for Debate: Was the Iraq War worth it?
# Swedish prosecutors are taking over the teddy bear drop case

Of Interest
# The Arctic may become a hub of modern data centers
# The effect of language on health and wealth
# Here comes the sun...storm

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The CIA drone program may be moved to the Pentagon
# A CR budget measure stalled in the Senate
# The U.S. will be paying for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for a century
# Senator Lindsey Graham says American troops should be sent to Syria