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The Rundown - June 16

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

# There is growing evidence that the attacks in Kyrgyzstan were coordinated
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on U.S. ties to the Bakiyev regime
# "How Kyrgyzstan Tamed Moscow" - Owen Matthews, "Newsweek"
# "Kyrgyzstan: A Test For Mutual Security" - Collins & Rojansky, "International Herald Tribune"
# "In Kyrgyz Crisis, Opportunity Knocks" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"

# "The New York Times" reports on potential negotiations with the Taliban
# The "Christian Science Monitor" reports on Afghanistan's water management
# "Helmand: Anatomy of a Disaster" - Stephen Grey, "Foreign Policy"
# "The West is Tiptoeing to the Exit in Afghanistan" - Iain Martin
# "From Land Mines to Copper Mines" - Michael L. Ross, "Foreign Policy"

# "The Chechen Model" - Miriam Elder, "Foreign Policy"
# "Russia's Zone of Responsibility" - Fyodor Lukyanov, "Moscow Times"
# Boris Nemtsov has released a report called "Putin. Results"
# The "Moscow Times" reports on the value of Russia's entertainment industry

# "Neda Lives" - Cameron Abadi, "Foreign Policy"

# "What's Wrong with this Picture?" - Mahir Ali, "Dawn"
# There is a 30-day ban on all "rallies" in Karachi

Of Interest
# "Central Asia Security Vacuum" - Joshua Kucera, "The Diplomat"
# "The Chaos in Central Asia" - Ariel Cohen, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Turkish Dilemma" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# General David Petraeus collapsed during a congressional hearing
# George Packer on human rights advocacy from the Obama Administration
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# A man named Gary Faulkner was arrested in Pakistan while hunting Osama bin Laden

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