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RFE/RL in the Media

# The Atlantic Council links to RFE/RL reporting on tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia
# The "Long War Journal" reposts an RFE/RL video on girls poisoned in Afghanistan
# RFE/RL's James Kirchick will appear on a panel about Kyrgyzstan

International Press Review

Iraq
# "Obama's Post-Iraq World" - Roger Cohen, "The New York Times"
# George Packer on the end of U.S. combat missions in Iraq
# The UN may not build its planned "Baghdad fortress"

Pakistan
# The World Bank and IMF pledge $550 million in flood relief
# "Politics Beat Out The Flood" - Zia Khan, "Express Tribune"
# The U.S. has apologized for the treatment of Pakistani military officers at Dulles Int'l

Afghanistan
# Scott Worden thinks The West should care about electoral corruption in Afghanistan
# Robert Gates is on a surprise visit to Afghanistan

Russia
# Lyudmila Alexeyeva says she will stop attending rallies
# Vladimir Putin extends Russia's ban on grain exports
# Anna Nemtsova on domestic violence in Russia
# "Russian Babes Hit The Hamptons" - Lynnley Browning, "The Daily Beast"

Iran
# "The False Case For Attacking Iran" - Daniel Larison, "The Week"
# "Oppression Continues In Iran" - Ravi Somaiya, "Newsweek"
# "Want Middle East Peace? Deny Iran Nukes" - Scott Brown, "The Wall Street Journal"

Of Interest
# "To Kosovans, Blair Is A True Hero" - Hashim Thaci, "The Guardian"
# A forthcoming Turkish film depicts the Gaza flotilla raid
# Timothy Garton Ash remembers Tony Judt

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Evegeny Morozov looks at the "Haystack" anti-web censorship software
# Owen Matthews on the Viktor Bout case

From the Blogs
# "Danger Room (Wired)" on treating PTSD with Ecstasy
# "Lexington (The Economist)" compares Hamas and Sinn Fein
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