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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - May 31

Iran
# "PBS" translates an interview with Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
# Images reportedly show Iran is "cleaning" a nuclear site
# "The New York Times" on the Flame virus in Iran
# PHOTOS: The veil in Iran
# "The Iran-Negotiations Marathon" - Reza Marashi, "National Interest"

Russia
# "The Undiplomat" - Julia Ioffe, "Foreign Policy"
# "Putin’s People" - Belton & Clover, "Financial Times"
# "Spiegel" reports on Russia-Germany relations
# Pavel Gagarin says Russia's investment climate is better than people think

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Pakistani officials say Shakeel Afridi worked with militants
# "Pakistan Turns Against The West" - Sadanand Dhume, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are down
# "Mind the God Gap" - Knox Thames, "Foreign Policy"

Ukraine
# Timothy Garton Ash wants David Cameron to avoid Ukraine
# "Before the Nazis: A Ukrainian City’s Contested Past" - Philippe Sands, "NY Review of Books"

Of Interest
# Azerbaijani officials have arrested 40 for plotting to disrupt Eurovision
# The Jamestown Foundation on the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway
# Christian Caryl on the intelligence of dictators
# The "Christian Science Monitor" interviews Turkish President Abdullah Gul
# The new "digital divide" is wasting time
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