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The Rundown - April 27

RFE In The Media
# "Remembering The Soviet Response To Chernobyl" - Robert McConnell, "NRO"

International Press Review

# Ryan Crocker is expected to be nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
# A top al-Qaeda leader was killed in Afghanistan

# Pakistan is lobbying Kabul to forget about the U.S.

# "Leonid Ilyich Putin" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# Vladimir Putin has an invitation to Washington

# Two American hikers being held in Iran will be in court next month
# "The Tehran-Damascus Axis" - Amir Taheri, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Bearbaiting Iran" - Hossein Askari, "National Interest"

Middle East
# An interview with Muammar Gadhafi's daughter Aisha
# Iraqis are being threatened via SMS
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on Egyptian youth groups
# Barack Obama approved $25 million in "non-lethal aid" for the Libyan opposition
# France and Italy are seeking tighter borders after an influx of north Africans

Of Interest
# "In WikiLeaks' Growth, Some Control Is Lost" - Stelter & Cohen, "The New York Times"
# "Veil Of Ignorance" - Leila Ahmed, "Foreign Policy"

# It's not just phones that store your data for tech companies
# Eli Lake reports on companies selling malware to dictators

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Josh Rogin on the U.S. reaction to protests in Syria
# Phillip Zelikow on America's three wars
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"