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The Rundown - May 6

RFE In The Media
# "The Atlantic Wire" links to Bashir Ahmad Gwakh's piece on conspiracy theories in Pakistani media
# "In Search Of Monsters To Destroy" - James Kirchick, "World Affairs Journal"

International Press Review

# Unconfirmed reports say Khamenei has asked Ahmadinejad to resign
# Some Ahmadinejad allies have been charged with "sorcery"
# "Ahmadinejad In The Crosshairs" - Jahangir Salehian, "PBS"

# "Pakistan's Rogue Army Runs A Shattered State" - Aatish Taseer, "Financial Times"
# "Pakistani Pique" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Cry, The Beloved Country" - Ahmed Rashid, "The New Republic"

Bin Laden Raid
# Bin Laden's wife says she didn't leave the compound for five years
# The CIA staked out the compound for months
# Why Obama chose SEALs over drones


# "Magnitsky & The Mentality Of The Siloviki" - Editorial, "Moscow Times"
# Dmitry Medvedev cancelled a meeting with the Beslan mothers

Middle East
# A fund has been set up to aid Libya's rebels
# Hosni Mubarak's security chief has been sentenced to 12 years in prison
# "Arab Spring, Turkish Fall" - Stephen A. Cook, "Foreign Policy"

Of Interest
# "The Wall Street Journal" sets up a secure data dump server
# Steve LeVine on Ukraine's natural gas transport sector
# "Spiegel" reports on the Ukrainian protest group "Femen"
# "Columbia Journalism Review" on the new Arab media

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Senate hearing: "U.S. Policy And Its Limits In Pakistan"
# A former DevGru member describes SEAL training
# How quantatative easing led to the Arab Spring
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"