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The Rundown - May 2

RFE In The Media
# "Hello, Conflict Of Interest" - Joshua Foust, "Registan"

International Press Review

First Read
# Osama bin Laden is dead [full video of President Obama's remarks]

Sunday Talk Shows
# The "PBS Newshour" anlysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Face The Nation" interviews Senator John McCain
# "This Week" talks to Representative Paul Ryan

# "How The Soviets Withdrew From Afghanistan" - Artemy Kalinovsky, "The Washington Post"
# Construction of the Gardez-Khost highway is not going particularly well

# "The New York Times" reports on U.S. financial aid to Pakistan
# "Newsline" reports on corruption and extortion in Karachi
# Less than 2 million of Pakistan's 180 million people pay taxes

# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ended his boycott of cabinert meetings
# Abbas Milani on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's faith
# Kurdish activist Sherko Moarefi is facing execution in Iran

Middle East
# Syrian security forces cracked down on protesters over the weekend
# The UN has pulled out of Tripoli following a mob attack on its office there
# "Hope Dies Last In Damascus" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
# "Think Again: Dictators" - Graeme Robertson, "Foreign Policy"
# "Portrait Of A Despot" - Gary Ackerman, "The New York Times"
# "Is Viktor Yanukovych Ukraine’s Putin?" - Anders Aslund, "The Washington Post"
# "GlobalPost" reports on commodities giant Glencore

# "Freedom #Fail" - Jillian York, "Foreign Policy"
# "Corporate Diplomacy" - Mustafa Tameez, "Houston Chronicle"
# "Facebook's Dubious New Friends" - L. Gordon Crovitz, "The Wall Street Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Kings We Crown" - Mark Moyar, "The New York Times"
# Barack Obama's speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner