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The Rundown - June 15

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

# A CSTO meeting ends without an agreement to send troops to Kyrgyzstan
# Steve LeVine on Kyrgyz politics
# "Kyrgyz Dilemma" - Editorial, "Financial Times"

# "Iran's War on Women" - Nir Booms & Shayan Arya, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Who's Really Misreading Iran?" - The Leveretts, "Foreign Policy"
# "Requiem for a Revolution" - Bret Stephens, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Iran's Revolution: Year 2" - Reuel Marc Gerecht, "The New York Times"
# "Iran's Opposition Leaders are not the New Revolutionaries" - Emile Hokayem, "The National"

# "A Question of Life and Death" - William Galston, "The New Republic"
# "Newsweek" on mineral deposits in Afghanistan
# "Afghan Staying Operation" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"

# Pakistan rejects a report saying it supports the Taliban
# "Religious Extremists and Their Apologists" - Shahid Amin, "The Express Tribune"
# Pakistanis are returning home from Kyrgyzstan

# "A Trip Through Dagestan and Chechnya" - Miriam Elder, "GlobalPost"

# "The New York Times" on growing frustrations among Iraqis with their government
# "Economic Policy Vacuum in Iraq" - Clark Johnson, "National Interest"

Of Interest
# Ceslo Amorim (Brazil's FM) on the geopolitical power of developing nations
# "The Oil Spill isn't Obama's Katrina" - Anne Applebaum, "The Washington Post"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Obama is too Friendly with Tyrants" - Saad Eddin Ibrahim, "The Washington Post"
# "The Washington Post" reports on opinions on the Afghanistan War in Congress
# Washington object to a new civil nuclear deal between China and Pakistan
# "Who's the Enemy in the War on Terror?" - Joseph Lieberman, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The FBI has released its files on the late Ted Kennedy

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