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Russia
# The U.S. and Russia will have a "cyberwarfare hotline"
# "Those $%@#&! Russians Aren't Always Wrong" - Julia Ioffe, "The New Republic"
# Russia may or may not follow the U.S. in reducing nukes
# An arms depot in Samara blew up

Iran
# "Iran's New President, Consummate Insider" - Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, "Iranwire"
# What's next for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
# Iran is through to the World Cup
# The tourism industry to and in Iran hopes for a boost

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Pakistan welcoms the opening of the Taliban office in Doha
# "Talking With the Taliban" - Massimo Calabresi, "Time"
# A bombing at a funeral in NW Pakistan killed and injured dozens
# On blasphemy in Pakistan

Of Interest
# Caffeine may cramp creativity
# The Nicaragua Canal is coming
# There is no secret to viral success

Science & Technology
# Arctic ice is melting from below
# A new material may make the space elevator a real thing
# LinkedIn is a good place to learn about secret government programs
# Pocket is my favorite app

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Google wants to make FISA court requests public
# "How the Government Knows You're Reading About Those NSA Leaks" - Micah Lee, "Real Clear World"
# Journalist Michael Hastings died in a car accident
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