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The Rundown - May 9

RFE In The Media
# "Inside The Pakistani Taliban" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# CPJ on the release of Moldovan journalist Ernest Vardanian
# Czech Radio reports on RFE's 60th anniversary
# "Hamas' Useful Idiots" - James Kirchick, "Ha'aretz"

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# Barack Obama's full interview with "60 Minutes"
# "This Week" interviews Hussein Haqqani
# "Meet The Press" interviews Tom Donilon

Bin Laden Raid
# Full transcript and videos from the briefing on the raid
# Pakistani media revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Pakistan
# Barack Obama's team was divided over the course of action to take

# "Time For Heads To Roll" - Babar Sattar, "Dawn"
# "High Noon In Pakistan" - Walter Russell Mead, "American Interest"

# The was heavy fighting over the weekend in Kandahar
# "Mission Accomplished" - Les Gelb, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Bin Laden Was Never Welcom In Afghanistan" - Hamida Ghafour, "The National"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Vanity Fair" profiles Hillary Cinton
# "Whose Foreign Policy Is It?" - Ross Douthat, "The New York Times"
# James Traub thinks Barack Obama can finally get on with his own foreign policy
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"

# Ellen Barry on the growing rift between Medvedev and Putin
# "May 9 Photo Op" - Alexander Golts, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
# A failed jailbreak in Iraq left 17 dead
# Helles Dale on internet censorship in China

Middle East
# Jackson Diehl wonders why the West is so "sluggish on Syria"
# Lally Weymouth interviews Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby
# Clashes between Copts and Muslims in Cairo left 12 dead