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The Rundown - July 20

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
# The "LA Times" cites a report on Turkey's operations in Northern Iraq
# The "Asia Times" reprints a report on the Afghanistan conference by Charles Recknagel and Zarif Nazar
# The "Long War Journal" cites Radio Free Afghanistan reporting on an attack in Nuristan

International Press Review

# "Moving on in Afghanistan" - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, "IHT"
# Kabul hosts a large international conference on the future of Afghanistan
# "We're Training the Next bin Laden" - Ellen Knickermeyer, "The Daily Beast"

# Hillary Clinton announces $500 million in new aid for Pakistan
# "No Space to Counter Hate" - Huma Yusuf, "Dawn"
# "Media and Feudalism" - Farhan Reza, "News International"

# "Ahmadinejad the Weak" - Arang Kashavarzian, "Foreign Policy"
# Emanuelle Ottolenghi and Mark Dubowitz call for tougher sanctions on Iran
# The EU is considering tightening sanctions on Iran

# "A Confused Notion of Public Broadcasting" - Alexei Pankin, "Moscow Times"
# "Art in Moscow, Still Forbidden" - Editorial, "The New York Times"
# "The Spy Who Wasn't Russian" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Fyodor Lukyanov lists the top ten events shaping Russian foreign policy

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "Financial Times" looks at Joe Biden's Vice Presidency
# Part 2 of "Top Secret America"
# ...and a response from the Director of National Intelligence