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The Rundown - June 14

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

Sunday Talk Show Roundup
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "This Week" interviews Bill Gates

# Over 100 people are dead as ethnic clashes continue in Kyrgyzstan
# The interim government requested and was denied military assistance from the U.S.

# "'Even the Regime Hates the Regime'" - Karim Sadjadpour, "Foreign Policy"
# "Iran and the Freedom Recession" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "No Returning to Iran's Totalitarian Past" - Payam Akhavan, "Globe & Mail"
# "U.S. in a Foreign Policy Corner on Iran" - Doyle McManus, "LA Times"
# "Iran's Failing Legitimacy" - Ramin Jahanbegloo, "Christian Science Monitor"

# A new report says Afghanistan has $1 trillion in untapped mineral resources
# "A Surge of Problems in Afghanistan" - Jackson Diehl, "The Washington Post"

# A report says Pakistan's ISI continues to support and train the Taliban (read the full report)
# "One Myth, Many Pakistans" - Ali Sethi, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Please Don't Come Back, General Musharraf" - Salman Masood, "The Express Tribune"
# "Culture of Bigotry" - Huma Yusuf, "Dawn"

# "Iraq is Defenseless" - Ted Galen Carpenter, "National Interest"

Of Interest
# "Pipeline Politics Redux" - Steve LeVine, "Foreign Policy"
# "Bad Blood in Baku" - Thomas Goltz, "Foreign Policy"
# Josh Rogin reports on U.S.-Georgia relations
# "Free Internet, China Style" - Jason Miks, "The Diplomat"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
"WikiLeaks and National Security" - L. Gordon Crovitz, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The "Financial Times" interviews Hillary Clinton
# "Obama's Foreign Policy Success" - James Rubin, "The Wall Street Journal"

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