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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - June 8

RFE/RL In The Media
# "NPR" cites RFE/RL reporting on the death of Mr. Trololo
# "The Week" cites RFE/RL reporting on psychic animals and sporting events
# "Hospodarske Noviny" quotes RFE/RL reporting on sleepy politics in the Czech Republic

International Press Review

Iran
# Laura Rozen on the EU's latest outreach to Iran
# "Can Iran Play a Part in Syria Solution?" - Harvey Morris, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Empowering Iran's Opposition" - Raymond Tanter, "Ha'aretz"
# "Disabling Iran's Oil Weapon" - Frida Ghitis, "World Politics Review"

Russia
# "Could China, Russia Rescue Iran?" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# There has been some shakeup at the top of Russian media
# "Spiegel" reports on Russia's new protest law
# Vladimir Putin has a nice watch collection

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# What the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi means for al Qaeda in Pakistan
# "The Karzai Rule" - Amy Davidson, "The New Yorker"
# "Russia’s Quiet Rapprochement with Pakistan" - Stephen Blank, Jamestown Foundation
# Ahmed Rashid on Russia and China in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Of Interest
# Amnesty: "Kyrgyzstan: Justice on Hold"
# "Europe’s Three Eastern Questions" - Javier Solana, "Project Syndicate"
# "Google's Monopoly and Internet Freedom" - Jeffrey Katz, "The Wall St. Journal"
# Is it Ukraine or The Ukraine?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Magnitsky Bill was voted out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (Ambassador McFaul says the bill isn't necessary)
# "The Madness of Attacking an Unknown Enemy" - Philip Stephens, "Financial Times"
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