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The Rundown -- June 10


RFE/RL in the Media

# Tehelka reviews Abubakar Siddique's book, "The Pashtun Question"
# "Weekly Standard" and Newsmax uses Golnaz Esfandiari's interview with Obama's spiritual adviser after trip to Iran
# Read Golnaz Esfandiari in "The Atlantic" on Iran's "dispute over heaven"
# RFE/RL mentioned in "Washington Post" obituary for Isaac Patch
Russia
# Russian stocks rebound from low of Ukraine crisis
# Business as usual in Russia for western oil companies, despite sanctions
# "Russia is Burdened by the Weight of Empire" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# "Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn" - Jay Michaelson, Daily Beast
# Russian World Cup team banned from tweeting
Ukraine
# Fighting in the east continues as talks begin; Ukraine says it has reached a "mutual understanding" with Russia
# In first interview as president, Poroshenko says he's forced to negotiate with Russia, because west can't back security guarantees
# Is Kyiv's battle against separatists backfiring?
# Russians find easy assistance in joining Ukraine battle
# Ukraine activists vow to hold new government's "feet to the fire"
Eastern Europe
# Fugitive Russian mayor detained in Belarus
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Afghanistan's Youth: The Losers Under Any Government" - Mahbouba Seraj, Huffington Post
# "In Afghanistan, Give Cash a Chance" - Charles Kenny, BloombergBusinessweeek
# Can Afghanistan's economy survive without the war?
# At least 29 dead in Karachi airport attack
# "Airport Bloodshed Shows Wide Split on Pakistan’s Future" - Khurrum Anis and Faseeh Mangi, Bloomberg
# Iran closes border with Pakistan
Iran
# Iran says 6 month extension in talks may be necessary
# A history of modern Iran, told through soccer
# "Iran Says Take Off the Veil—and Be Raped" - Shima Shahrabi, Daily Beast
# "Iran's Youth, Ruled Over By a Long Gone Leader" - Camelia Entekhabi-Fard, Al Arabiya
Central Asia
# Time lapse video shows beauty of Kazakhstan
# South Korean president to visit Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan next week
Of Interest
# Why Vox wants a different homepage than its partners
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