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The Rundown - July 29

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region


# "Newsweek" on the "Oprah of Afghanistan"
# The "Christian Science Monitor" on missing aid money in Afghanistan
# "The CIA Solution for Afghanistan" - Jack Devine, "The Wall Street Journal"

# "Cameron's Words Disappoint Pakistan" - Wajid Shamsul Hasan, "The Guradian"

# "Documents of Mass Destruction" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# Anne Applebaum thinks Wikileaks affirms the importance of the MSM
# "Wikileaks 'Bastards'" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "What Wikileaks Means for Pakistan" - Rustam Shah Mohmand, "Express Tribune"
# "Pakistan's Non-Reaction to Wikileaks" - Madiha Sattar, "Foreign Policy"
# Edwin Chemerinsky thinks there is too much secrecy in government

# "The Seditious Ahmadinejad?" - Meir Javendafar, "The Diplomat"
# "The Nuclear Puppetmaster" - Gillis & Armstrong, "MacLean's"

# Dmitry Medvedev orders a probe into corruption in Kremlin
# Steve LeVine on BP 's sending Tony Hayward to Russia
# Russia will sell off some state assets

# "A Government for Baghdad" - Kenneth Pollack, "National Interest"
# "Do Iraq's Politicians Believe in Iraq?" - Ranj Alaaldin - "The Guardian"

Of Interest
# "Facebook and Twitter are Turning My Mind to Mush" - James Norton
# A reality show in Malaysia focuses on Islam

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy

# The Senate may not vote on the new START Treaty
# Dawn McCall has been named head of International Information Programs
# "Danger Room" on a website that predicts the future

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