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The Rundown - July 23

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

RFE/RL in the Media
# "Real Clear World" links to RFE/RL 's feature on the hijab
# "Politico" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's report on the Shahram Amiri case
# "EurasiaNet" links to an RFE/RL report on Tajik cotton

International Press Review

# U.S. and Afghan authorities will monitor money flowing in and out of Afghanistan
# Key minority leaders in Afghanistan are withdrawing support for Hamid Karzai

# Pakistan extended the term of General Kayani
# "The Reason We Hate America" - Asad Munir, "Express Tribune"
# "What Next in Swat?" - Imtiaz Gul, "Express Tribune"

# "Iraq: The Impasse" - Joost Hiltermann, "NY Review of Books"
# Four al-Qaeda members have escaped an Iraqi jail

The Balkans
# "Why Kosovar Independence is Good for Serbia" - David Bosco, "Foreign Policy"
# "The End of the Battle for Kosovo" - Simon Tisdall, "The Guardian"

# Spy Igor Satyugin released a statement about returning to Russia
# "A Chance to Shape Russia" - Sam Charap, "The Washington Post"
# "The Wrong Kind of Monument" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# "The Spies Were no Joke" - Soldatov & Borogan, "Foreign Policy"
# "Moscow: Stalin 2.0" - Dmitri Venkov, "Global Post"

Of Interest
# "When Arabs Tweet" - Rami Khouri, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Good Night, Ban Ki-Moon" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# "The UN Threat to Internet Freedom" - Robert McDowell, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "NATO's Economy of Scale" - Ivo Daadler, "International Herald Tribune"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"
# The State Dept.'s IG investigated the BBG in Pakistan