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The Rundown - May 4

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

# "Another Human Rights Irony at the UN" - Anne Applebaum, "The Washington Post"
# "Honest Ahmadinejad" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "UN Looks to Iran for Advice on Women's Rights" - Kelly McParland, "National Post"
# The U.S. and Iran square off on the nuclear issue in New York
# "The NPT Illusion" - Bret Stephens, "The Wall Street Journal"

# "Opaque and Unaccountable Counterterror" - Mosharraf Zaidi, "News International"

# Hamid Karzai's upcoming visit to the U.S. is "crucial"
# "Afghans Cannot be Pawns in new Great Game" - Editorial, "The National"
# "The Battale For Kandahar" - Joshua Foust, "PBS"

# "Abkhazia has been Fooled by Russia" - Giorgi Badridze, "The Guardian"
# The "blue bucket protests" have gained the attention of lawmakers

# The vote recount has been stalled
# The Sunni Awakening seems to be faltering

Of Interest
# "Lukashenka in a Sweat About Bakiyev's Ouster" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"
# India convicts the lone surviving gunman from the Mumbai attack in 2008
# "A Nuke-Free World? No Thanks" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"
# "Spiegel" interviews Moammar Gadhafi

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Will the U.S. Support Democracy in Kyrgyzstan?" - Kathleen Collins, "Christian Science Monitor"
# U.S. federal agents have arrested a suspect in the failed Times Square bombing
# "Times Square Taliban?" - Brian Fishman, "Foreign Policy"
# The Senate Foreign Relations Committee "blasts" Radio and TV Marti

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