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The Rundown - May 19

RFE In The Media
# The "Small Wars Journal" quotes and embeds RFE's video report on Greg Mortenson's schools in Pakistan
# "UPI" cites RFE's report on Taliban re-integration in Afghnistan

International Press Review

# "Asymmetric Actors" - Larry Goodson, "The New Republic"
# The five Chechens killed in Quetta were not holding weapons whe
# Marc Grossman is in Islamabad for talks
# "How China Can Fix Pakistan" - Richard Weitz, "The Diplomat"

# The Afghan government is unable to reintegrate Taliban defectors
# At least 12 people were killed during a riot in Taloqan

# Steve LeVine on the BP-Rosneft deal
# "Hollywood Tries to Explain Georgia's War" - Paul Rimple, "Moscow Times"
# Dmitry Medvedev's press conference was a bit of a dud
# Aleksei Navalny's website logo is a "desecration" of Russia's double eagle
# Vladislav Inozemtsev on Russia's "feudal state"

# Iran may have hacked IAEA inspectors' computers
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may host the OPEC meeting next month

Middle East
# "The New York Times" reports on the crackdown on protests in Kurdistan
# "The Killing Seas" - Hans Lucht, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Autocrats Gain Ground In Middle East" - Smoltczyk & Windfuhr, "Spiegel"
# James Glassman on what Obama should say to the people of the Middle East

Of Interest
# Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as head of the IMF
# "David Brooks: What's The Big Idea?" - Stuart Jeffries, "The Guardian"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on the power structure in U.S. foreign policy
# Timothy Garton Ash on U.S. policy in the Middle East