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The Rundown - May 17

# "Pakistan's Bin Laden Suspects" - Philip Shenon, "The Daily Beast"
# The U.S. and Pakistan are sparring over U.S. aid money

# The U.S. is speeding up direct talks with the Taliban
# Michael Semple on U.S. special forces raids in Afghanistan
# "Leaving With Honor" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# "War With The Wrong Enemy" - H.D.S. Greenway, "International Herald Tribune"

# An Iranian court suspended the eye-for-an-eye sentence
# "Inside Iran's Most Secretive Region" - Karlos Zurutuza, "The Diplomat"
# China has denied that it is a conduit point for Iran and North Korea

# "A Quiet Revolution In The Kremlin" - Alexander Golts, "Moscow Times"
# "Putin's Czarist Vision" - Paul Bonicelli, "Foreign Policy"
# Mikhail Prokhorov will lead the Right Cause Party
# The deadline for Rosneft and BP to reach a deal on Arctic exploration has passed

Middle East
# A group of Syrian soldiers who defected to Lebanon may be sent back to Syria
# "Storm Over Syria" - Malise Ruthven, "NY Review of Books"
# Colonel Gadhafi has threatened to use human shields
# Egypt's former first lady has turned over her assets to the state

Of Interest
# Misha Glenny on Stuxnet and the future of cyber warfare
# "The Front Line Of Democracy" - Radek Sikorski, "Project Syndicate"
# "A Moment Of Moral Clarity" - Nathan Sharansky, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Demjanjuk In Munich" - Deborah E. Lipstadt, "The New York Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Dawn" reports on John Kerry's trip to Pakistan
# The U.S. has published an analysis on cyber security and Internet freedom
# "The Secret Sharer" - Jane Mayer, "The New Yorker"