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The Rundown - May 4

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International Press Review

Osama bin Laden

# Stratfor: The Tactical Irrelevance of bin Laden's Death
# Leah Farral on the search for al Qaeda's next leader
# "The Wall Street Journal" on the trove of material taken from the compound

# Josh Rogin interviews Husain Haqqani
# Pakistan criticized America's "unauthorized unilateral action"
# "Security Chiefs Must End Pakistan's Duplicity" - Mansoor Ijaz, "Financial Times"
# "Pakistan As Terror Sanctuary" - Sadanand Dhume, "The Wall Street Journal"

# "The Washington Post" reports on the U.S. exit from Afghanistan
# "Escaping From Afghanistan's Mad-Max Present" - Anne-Marie Slaughter, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The debate over interrogation methods has re-ignited
# Congress is scrutinizing U.S. aid to Pakistan
# "Covering Obama's Secret War" - Tara McKelvey, "CJR"
# Dov Zakheim on the shuffle on Obama's national security team
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"

# The Yandex IPO prospectus warns of political interference in Russian business
# "Would the Real Medvedev Please Stand Up?" - Andrew Wood, "Moscow Times"

Middle East
# Four journalists are still being held in Libya
# Libya's opposition is asking the west for billions of dollars in aid
# Bahrain is putting medical workers on trial for helping protesters
# Five separate blasts hit Baghdad, killing 12

Of Interest
# A report on violence in Kyrgyzstan says the army could have prevented bloodshed
# Remembering Ron Asmus