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RFE/RL In The Media
# Human Rights Watch releases a new report on striking oil workers in Kazakhstan

International Press Review

# CSIS looks at what a strike on Iran by Israel would look like
# Reports say Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been released from prison
# The "LA Times" on how Iran gets around oil sanctions

# Authorities have launched an investigation into Aleksei Navaly's DMP project
# "Taming Gazprom" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# Russia will produce power from old nuclear weapons
# "Russia's Bridge to Nowhere" - Anna Nemtsova, "Foreign Policy"

# A new RUSI report on the Taliban and U.S. troops in Afghanistan
# Pakistan says it will give safe passage to Taliban leaders negotiating with Kabul
# The U.S. delayed the transfer of some detainees at the Parwan facility
# The 14 year-old girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has been set free on bail

Of Interest
# Civilian "hactivists" are targeting terrorists online
# Fugitive Iraqi VP Tareq al-Hashemi has been sentenced to death
# How Google builds its maps
# "Good Enough is Better Than Perfection" - Lucy Kellaway, "Financial Times"

# There's fake news everywhere
# There is a new, strict dress code in Baghdad's Kadhimiya neighborhood

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
"The President's Global Report Card" - Trudy Rubin, "Philadelphia Inquirer"