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The Rundown -- July 15


Tajikistan - a man is reading newspaper at the entrance of the court, undated

Tajikistan - a man is reading newspaper at the entrance of the court, undated

RFE/RL in the Media
# “RadioWorld” on the Broadcasting Board of Governors new CFO
NSA
# Glenn Greenwald says Edward Snowden has access to highly sensitive NSA blueprints
# “The Washington Post” profiles Keith Alexander, NSA director
Egypt
# “U.S. Aid to Egypt: Where Does the Money Go—And Who Decides How It’s Spent?” - Marian Wang and Theodoric Meyer, “ProPublica”
# “Egyptian Leaders Freeze Assets of Morsi Backers” - David D. Kirkpatrick, “The New York Times”
# Erdogan calls Morsi “my president” in Egypt
Russia
#Tany Loshkina, of Human Rights Watch, on her meeting with Snowden
# Video game encourages violence against Pussy Riot
# Obituary: Nadezhda Popova, Soviet “nightwitch” during World War II
# An attempt to revive revolutionary poetry in Russia?
# “City in Russia Unable to Kick Asbestos Habit” - Andrew E. Kramer, “The New York Times”
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Ethnic Kyrgyz in Afghanistan at a crossroads
# 60% of Afghan diplomats never return home
# Pakistan Taliban joining anti-Assad war in Syria
# Afghanistan’s only Olympic medalist, a minority Hazara, boycotts taekwondo championships
Ukraine
# Polish leader egged on visit to massacre site in Ukraine
Iran
# “Exploring Iran's Terror Threat in Latin America” - Sebastian Rotella, “Real Clear World”
# Video: Netanyahu says Iran “closer and closer to the bomb

Central Asia
Of Interest
# “Legal Fears Slowed Aid to Syrian Rebels” - Adam Entous, “The Wall Street Journal”
# “British TV broadcasts Muslim Call to Prayer” - Rachel Martin, “NPR”
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