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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - June 5

RFE/RL In The Media
# The "International Business Times" cites RFE/RL reporting on Hillary Clinton's trip to The Caucasus
# "Gizmodo" cites RFE/RL reporting on the mass deaths of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan

International Press Review

Iran
# The UN announced a new round of nuclear talks with Iran
# Debate: Do cyber attacks on Iran endanger the U.S.

Russia
# Twitter and the Russian street
# “'Boris Godunov' In St. Petersburg" - Julia Ioffe, "The New Yorker"
# "Expect Fewer Bland Apparatchiks" - Nikolai Petrov, "Moscow Times"
# Mikhail Prokhorov has launched a new political party

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# NATO has deals with Central Asian states on logitics routes out of Afghanistan
# "Foreign Policy" interviews Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar
# Abu Yahya al-Libi was the target of yesterday's drone strike in Pakistan

Of Interest
# A massive suicide bomb was set off in Baghdad
# 24 men from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia were sentenced to jail terms in Libya
# "Balkan Concerns" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "Austerity and Debt Realism" - Kenneth Rogoff, "Project Syndicate"

Tech
# Privacy in the age of big data
# Facebook may grant access to kids under 13

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Mrs. Clinton Goes to Georgia" - Thomas de Waal, "National Interest"
# "The Obama Paradox" - an interview with David Sanger
# The CIA will reduce its presence in Iraq
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