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The Rundown - May 16

RFE In The Media
"The New York Times" cites RFE reporting on the sentencing of Andrei Sannikov in Belarus
# "The Economist" quotes RFE's Nenad Pejic on Bosnia's political crisis
# Jackson Diehl discusses RFE history with Toomas Ilves
# "The Browser" links to Christian Caryl's piece on Iran-China relations
# "Love The Sinner" - James Kirchick, "The New Republic"
# "RNW" links to RFE's press release on the 60th anniversary of RFE's Czechoslovak broadcasts

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# Fareed Zakaria interviews Condoleeza Rice and Eric Schmidt
# "Face The Nation" interviews John Boehner

# A Taliban leader recounts his last meeting with Osama bin Laden
# "The Buck Stops With The Military" - Mohammad Taqi, "Daily Times"
# "Patience, Not Punishment, For Pakistan" - Talat Masood, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Break It Up" - Lawrence Solomon, "Financial Post"
# The Lahore High Court has dismissed a propsed ban on Facebook

# "The Afghanistan Endgame" - Inderfurth & Ghaerkhan, "The New York Times"
# "Confessions Of A Vulcan" - Dov Zakheim, "Foreign Policy"

# The "Financial Times" on Aleksei Navalny
# "The Corruptionist's Dilemma" - Sergey Matyunin, "Moscow Times"

# Jamsheed Choksy on the rivalries in the Iranian leadership
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came under fresh criticism yesterday

Middle East
# "The New York Times" reports on the border fight in Israel
# Libya has offered a truce to the UN
# "Remembering The Battle of Ramadi" - Lawrence Kaplan, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Amid The Arab Spring, A U.S.-Saudi Split" - Nawaf Obaid, "The Washington Post"

Of Interest
Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be arraigned today in New York
Azerbaijan took home the Eurovision contest
# Blackwater's founder has been asked to set up an army by the UAE
# "Bin Laden As Patriarch" - Scott Shane, "The New York Times"

# Protests broke out in Turkey over internet censorship
# John Plender on social networking websites' going public
# "The New York Times" on the Drudge Report's consistent web traffic

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Barack, Arab Freedom Is Indivisible" - Rami Khouri, "Daily Star"
# "The New Yorker" reports on the case of Thomas Drake