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The Rundown - May 3

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

Sunday Talk Show Roundup
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks
# Hillary Clinton on "Meet the Press"
# "This Week" has BP's Lamar McKay

# Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar on patience as a strategy for the Green Movement
# "The Christian Science Monitor" reports on the Iranian government's budget
# "Get Ready for a Nuclear Iran" - John Bolton, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Did NIAC Scam the NED?" - Michael Rubin, "NRO"
# "Containing A Nuclear Iran is the Priority" - Bruce Reidel, "Daily Star"

# The killing of an ex-spy in Pakistan raises questions
# The Pakistani Taliban release a video threatening the U.S.
# "All Kayani's Men" - Anatol Lieven, "National Interest"
# "Getting Married in Pakistan? Make it Quick" - Nicolas Brulliard, "GlobalPost"


# Hamid Karzai will seek U.S. approval for deals with insurgents

# Ramzan Kadyrov's wife has launched a new fashion project

# "The Saudis go to Baghdad" - Daniel Anas Kaysi, "National Interest"
# Iraq's Kurds are inching closer to autonomy

Of Interest
# "Spiegel" reports on the Estonian who spied for Russia at NATO
# "The Dictators vs. the Dissidents" - James Kirchick, "World Affairs Journal"
# "Europe's Choice is to Integrate or Disintegrate" - Wolfgang Münchau, "Financial Times"
# "Google and Government Monitoring" - Editorial, "The New York Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Chaos at the BBG" - Josh Rogin, "Foreign Policy"
# "Obama's Diplomacy, Not Fully Engaged" - Jackson Diehl, "The Washington Post"
# "Mrs. Clinton, Tear Down this Cyberwall" - L. Gordon Crovitz, "The Wall Street Journal"

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