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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - July 20

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Global Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on the attacks in Tatarstan

International Press Review

Russia
# Tatarstan's mufti survived a car bombing; his deputy was shot dead
# "The Economist" on new laws on protests and the Internet in Russia
# "United Russia's Spy Mania" - Michael Bohm, "Moscow Times"

Iran
# The U.S. says Iran plans to disrupt the oil trade
# Gal Luft says Iran's threats over Hormuz may make the passage irrelevant
# "Getting China to Turn on Iran" - Erica Downs, "National Interest"

Syria 
# Syrian rebels have seized border crossings with Turkey and Iraq
# "Time" reports on violence in the rebel town of Saraqeb
# Larbi Sadiki says Russia's blocking of intervention in Syria is a good thing
# "Syria's Next Act" - Eli Lake, "The Daily Beast"

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# A jirga in Waziristan says polio vaccinations will not continue until drone strikes stop
# Violence is on the rise in Bamiyan Province
# Photos of Afghans who have been maimed in war
# The Bureau of Investigative Journalism says Peter Bergen's drone numbers are off
# "Stuck in the Mud" - Vanda Felbab-Brown, "Foreign Affairs"

Of Interest
# "Rebuilding the Police in Kosovo" - Greene, Friedman, & Bennet, "Foreign Policy"
# "Big, rich, and communist" -- the keys to Olymic success
# Victims and witnesses recount the Norway massacre
# Excellent photos of Kazakh eagle hunters
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