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The Rundown - June 2

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region


# "Strategy vs Tactics in Afghanistan" - Ann Marlowe, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Jean MacKenzie on internal struggles in Afghanistan
# "The New York Times" reports on Afghan police in Marja
# "Backward at Bagram" - Editorial, "The New York Times"

# "Victims and Victimizers" - Rafia Zakaria, "Dawn"
# The Pakistani military declares victory in Orakzai
# "Insurgency's Components" - Editorial, "Dawn"

# "Would My Flotilla to Khordokovsky Be Shot?" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Oppositionists decry the measures of thr Russian police
# The EU calls for a "fast forward" with Russia

Of Interest
# Iraq's high court verifies the election results
# "Yanukovich at the Crossroads" - Anders Aslund, "Moscow Times"
# "Does Killing Terrorists Prevent Terrorism?" - Ben Adler, "Newsweek"
# The "PBS Newshour" looks at the internet and democracy
# Martha Bayles on Arab media

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The World According to Barack Obama" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# Max Boot thinks the U.S. remains the best guarantor of freedom of prosperity
# "Surfing the Surfer" - Evgeny Morozov, "International Herald Tribune"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

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