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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - May 18

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Global Voices" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's report on anti-filtering fatwas being filtered
# "RIAN" cites RFE/RL reporting on the Occupy Moscow movement
# "Khaama Press" cites Radio Azadi reporting the abuse of child beggers in Afghanistan

International Press Review

Iran
# The U.S. Senate will vote on the Iran sanctions bill
# Mehdi Karroubi's house arrest terms have been relaxed
# "Ahmadinejad Sidelined on Nuclear Talks" - Michael Theodoulou, "The National"
# Wikileaks says a cable published by the site had nothing to do with an execution in Iran

Russia
# "Russia Stays Home" - Javier Solana, "Project Syndicate"
# "Why Putin Skipped Out of the G8" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia's Asia Play Must Not be Ignored" - Richard Weitz, "The Diplomat"

Afghanistan
# "Beating a Retreat" - Barbara Stapleton, Afghan Analysts Network
# "Afghanistan: Bringing it All Back Home" - Carola Hoyos, "Financial Times"
# The Taliban tried to assassinate the head of Farah Province

Pakistan
# Pakistan wants $5000 for every NATO container shipped to Afghanistan
# "The Prime Minister's Conviction" - Talat Hussein, "Newsline"

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# "NATO Looks to the Caucasus" - Sergey Markedonov, "National Interest" 
# The trial of Ratko Mladic was suspended (no one in Serbia was watching anyway)
# Gay activists and Orthodox Christians clashed in Tbilisi 

Of Interest
# "Greece Must Exit" - Nouriel Roubini, "Project Syndicate"
# 10 TED talks that could have been shelved
# Twitter will implement a "do not track" option

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The U.S. may make aspects of its drone program public
# The House will vote on a resolution on indefinite detentions after arrests in the U.S.
# "Remember Stuxnet? Why the U.S. is Still Vulnerable" - Megha Rajagopalan, "ProPublica"
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