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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - May 22

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Huffington Post" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's report on gay rights activists in Iran

International Press Review

Russia
# Vladimir Putin announced his new cabinet
# Anders Aslund calls the new cabinet "surprisingly liberal"
# Nashi founder Vasily Yakemenko will launch a new political party
# Owen Matthews on the murder of Mikhail Kravchenko

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Asif Ali Zardari got the snub at the NATO summit
# Militants are targeting schools in Northwest Pakistan
# Blight has affected this year's poppy harvest in Afghanistan

Iran
# Amitai Etzioni on nuclear negotiations with Iran
# "Engaging Russia on Iran" - Robert W. Merry, "National Interest"
# "How to Avoid a War With Iran" - Bunn & Maleki, "Foreign Policy"
# The IAEA is visiting Iran ahead of the Baghdad nuclear talks
# Iran has arrested protesters at Lake Urima (FA)

Of Interest
# "Holding Serbia's European Course" - Editorial, "Financial Times
# Michael Dobbs on the Mladic trial delay
# Facebook stock is struggling in its first week

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Ryan Crocker is expected to step down as Ambassador to Afghanistan
# The U.S. has a new process for determining drone targets
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