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The Rundown -- July 22

RFE/RL in the Media
"The New York Times" posts RFE/RL Russian Service video of Aleskei Navalny after release
# Pakistan working on mending Afghanistan relationship
# Women banned from shopping in NW Pakistan because of potential to distract men
# “Pakistan Battles Polio, and Its People’s Mistrust” - Donald G. McNeil Jr. , “The New York Times”
# Water shortages in Pakistan threaten to destabilize region further
# Navalny jailed because he represented idea of alternative says Joshua Yaffa in "Foreign Affairs"
# “Russia makes it illegal to insult the “feelings of religious believers” - Christopher Stroop, “Salon” (Patriarch Kirill calls gay marriage “sign of the apocalypse”)
# World leaders should threaten Olympic boycott over anti-LGBT laws says NYT op-ed
# "Iran's Fashion Revolution" - By Alice Curci, "Al Bawaba"
# “Next Steps With Iran” - Editorial, “The New York Times”
# Khameni says U.S. can’t be trusted
# “Washington Post” Baghdad Bureau staff re-making lives in U.S.
# “Enlisting Damascus Residents to Answer Assad’s Call” - Anne Barnard, “The New York Times”
# “Insight: By relying on Iran, Syria's Assad Risks Irrelevance” - Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Reuters”
# Dagestan militants “flocking” to Syria
Of Interest
# The article about Dzhokar Tsarnaev that came with the cover
# "Europe's Continental Drift" - Doyle McManus, "Los Angeles Times"
# “EUREKA Danger! This Mission to Mars Could Bore You to Death!” - Maggie Koerth-Baker, “The New York Times”
# Drones shifting to hotspots outside of AfPak
# “Elon Musk's mission to Mars” - Rory Carroll, “The Guardian”