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The Rundown - May 24

# Omar Waraich reports on the raid on a Navy base in Karachi
# "GlobalPost" reports U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan
# "The Terribly Sad State of Balochistan" - Nosheen Ali, "Express Tribune"

# Naheed Mustafa on why Afghans hate Hamid Gul
# "The New York Times" reports on security in Zabul Province
# "Can JP Morgan Save Afghanistan?" - David Case, "GlobalPost"
# The Taliban are harvesting poppy

# "Swapping Jackson-Vanik For Magnitsky" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# "Let's Call Russia's Bluff On Syria" - Carne Ross, "The Guardian"
# "A Russian Rift" - Paul Gregory, "National Review"
# A new political party in Russia is seeking help from the OSCE

# "Iran's Bid for Africa's Uranium" - Ilan Berman, "The Wall Street Journal"
# The EU is imposing sanctions on an Iran-owned bank in Germany
# Josh Rogin reports on a new Iran sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress
# Iran and Iraq have signed a deal on natural gas

Of Interest
# Steve LeVine and "The New York Times" report on how the U.S. protects Kazakh nuclear sites
# Ariel Cohen on Chechnya as an al Qaeda recruiting ground
# How autocracies fight activists online
# "Fourth Wave Or A False Start?" - Larry Diamond, "Foreign Affairs"
# "Osama's Oil Obsession" - Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, "Foreign Policy"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Judith McHale is leaving the U.S. government
# Josef Joffe on Barack Obama's Middle East speech