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The Rundown - March 25

Afternoon Update

Boris Berezovsky

# Boris Berezovsky’s last interview
# Who killed Paul Klebnikov?

# The essentials of the Cyprus bailout
# London as Cyprus for Russians
# "Will Putin attempt a Last-Minute Cyprus Rescue?" - Anatole Kaletsky, "Reuters"

# Kate Clark on the transfer of the Parwan Detention Facility

# Syrian rebels have started shelling deep inside of Damascus
# The Russian Embassy in Damascus says it has no info on rumors of Bashar al-Assad's death

Of Interest
# Anonymous says it hacked Mossad
# Tales of password hacker
# The Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize will launch today

Morning Edition


# China's president urges cooperation with Russia
# "Managing Magnitsky in a Managed Democracy" - Jamison Firestone, "Moscow Times"
# Anna Nemtsova goes inside the Bolshoi Theater
# UNESCO says hundreds of national languages are under threat in Russia

Boris Berezovky
# Initial reports say there was no foul play in the death
# Berezovsky's complicated legacy in and out of Russia
# "Comrades-in-Arms" - Masha Gessen, "Vanity Fair" (2012)

# The "LA Times" reports on Afghanistan's mineral wealth
# Afghanistan will hold peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar
# The Taliban threatened Pervez Musharraf's welcome rally
# Fawzia Koofi on "The Daily Show" (February)

# Cyprus and the EU have agreed on a bailout package
# "The Guardian" live-blogged the action
# Gas reserves off Cyprus may be a bit smaller than advertised
# "Russians Prepare to Quit Cyprus"- Courtney Weaver, "Financial Times"
# Cyprus is between the EU and Russia

The CIA is helping other governments get arms to the Syrian rebels
# U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq is allowing Iranian arms flights to Syria

# Journalists need to stop using these buzz words
# Longform journalism is back and better than ever

Of Interest
# Macedonia's elections went off (mostly) without a hitch
# The mayor of London gets a grilling on the "BBC"
# "Zero Problems in a New Era" - Ahmet Davutoglu, "Foreign Policy"
# Kazakhstan's education ministry wants to incorporate Legos into state curriculum

Science & Technology
# Mapping the Internet...illegally
# Earth's oceans are on the brink of catastrophe
# We have vastly underestimated the intelligence of animals
# Getting an Android phone ready for space

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "The CIA’s Interrogation Program Deserves a Public Airing" - Reuel Marc Gerecht, "The Washington Post"
# "The Obama Era, Brought to You by the Iraq War" - Ross Douthat, "The New York Times"