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The Rundown - May 20

RFE In The Press
# Luke Allnutt is quoted in an "Ars Technic" piece on Barrett Brown
# "The Browser" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's piece on Iranian political jargon
# The Pulitzer Center profile of RFE's Shaheen Buneri

International Press Review

# "Enemy Of The State" - Eli Lake, "The New Republic"
# "More Of The Same, For Now" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# "Hiding Behind The Drones" - Kashif N Chaudhry, "Newsline"
# A scheduled cricket match between Afghanistan and Pakistan in Abbottabad has been canceled

# "The Washington Post" on Taliban-al Qaeda ties
# Anna Badkhen on young people getting married in Afghanistan

# Court filings say Iran had ties to the 9/11 attacks
# "The Guardian" reports on tensions at the top in Tehran
# Taiwanese animators' take on the Khamenei-Ahmadinejad fued

# "Medvedev Is So Duly Diligent" - Michele Berdy, "Moscow Times"
# Alexander Bratersky on the closing of the Luzhniki Market

Middle East
# "The Guardian" reports on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
# "The New York Times" reports on the role of women in the Libyan uprising
# "Syria's Media War" - Anonymous, "The Daily Beast"

Of Interest
# "Illusions Of Democracy" - Esther Dyson, "Project Syndicate"
# "Saif al-Adel And The Death of Daniel Pearl" - Asra Nomani, "Foreign Policy"
# "Spiegel" reports on old Stasi files
# Tomrrow is Judgement Day

Speech Reactions
# Editorials: "Financial Times", "The New York Times", "The Wall Street Journal", "The Washington Post"
# Republicans, Walter Russell Mead, Amy Davidson, a "Foreign Policy" roundtable

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Katie Couric interviews Hillary Clinton
# The "BBC" will interview Barack Obama for the second time
# A deal has been reached to extend the PATRIOT Act
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"