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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - May 10

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The New York Times", "Ars Technica", and "Business Insider" cite Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on the filtering of a filtering fatwa in Iran
# "Asia Times" reprints RFE/RL's report on lucrative gold mining contracts in Azerbaijan

International Press Review

Iran
# Photos suggest Iran is cleansing a suspected nuclear site
# "The Ayatollah Contemplates Compromise" - Mehdi Khalaji, "Project Syndicate"
# Iran and India have signed trade deals

Russia
# Vladimir Putin will not attend the G8 meetings
# Protesters are getting creative to avoid arrest
# "Hollande and Putin vs. Obama" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"
# "Illegitimate President" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"

Afghanistan
# "The New York Times" reports on child deaths in Afghan IDP camps
# Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's family says the U.S. is negotiating his release
# Peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. forces have stalled

Of Interest
# UStream and Bambuser servers were attacked (was it Russia?)
# "Iraq: Singular Ambition" - Michael Peel, "Financial Times"
# What will become of the paper book?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Barack Obama has come out in favor of gay marriage
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