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The Rundown - May 11

Osama Bin Laden
# "The Guardian" interviews Osama bin Laden's matchmaker
# How the Raymond Davis saga almost derailed the bin Laden operation
# "Was bin Laden's Killing Lawful?" - Sandeep Gopalan, "The Wall Street Journal"


# "Choose Leverage" - Kureshi & Khan, "The New Republic"
# Pervez Musharraf denies that Pakistan and the U.S. had a deal on a bin Lden raid
# U.S. Senator John Kerry will travel to Pakistan this week
# The Pakistani Army cut off contact with the U.S. and NATO for two days last week
# The U.S. still has not had contact with bin Laden's widows

WATCH: PBS Frontline - "Kill/Capture"
The Afghan Analysts Network on targeted killings in Afghanistan
# Justin Mankin on rampant corruption in Afghanistan
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on schools in Taliban territory

# "NPR" reports on U.S. efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program
# "Rooting For Khamenei" - Genieve Abdo, "Foreign Policy"
# The "LA Times" on Iran's helping Syria with its crackdown on protesters

# "Bin Laden, Basayev And Terrorism's Scourge" - Dmitry Trenin, "Moscow Times"
# Authorities have launched an investigation into Aleksei Navalny
# Vladimir Ryzhkov on Putin's creation of the All Russia People's Front
# A photo gallery of Victory Day celebrations

# Brendan Barber on the crackdown on labor unions in Iraq
# "The New York Times" reports on the pending U.S. withdrawal

Of Interest
# The "Financial Times" reports on the Chinese security state
# Noor al-Bazzaz thinks Arab societies need to invest in "anti-sectarian" education
# An interview with Ambassador John Duncan on "diplomacy 2.0"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Josh Rogin reports on Senator John Kerry's change of tone on Syria
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"