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RFE/RL in the Media
The WSJ mentions a 2007 RFE/RL study on extremist media
# UPI cites RFE/RL reports on swine flu in Afghanistan
# Leos Rousek on listening to RFE 20 years ago in Prague

On the RFE/RL Website
The YouTube whistle-blower in Russia has been fired
# Remembering Bulgaria's Palace Revolution

Int'l Press Review

The Newshour interviews Hamid Karzai
# Max Boot thinks Karzai needs a lesson in leadership

Gerald Seib on the oscillations of engagement with Iran
# Meir Javendafar on Iran's power structure

The WSJ ed board on Iraq's fledgling democracy
# Fouad Ajami on Islam and democracy
# The main Iraq re-construction watchdog may fold

Kati Martin & Nina Ognianova on being a human rights worker in Russia
# Paul Saunders & Dmitri Simes on the 2012 elections in Russia
# Alexandros Petersen on pipeline politics in Europe
# Masha Gessen on Russian mathematicians

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
Robert Kagan parses "strategic reassurance"
# "Embassy Row" - the Washington Times

From the Blogs
A must-see photo essay
# Swine flu and the Hajj