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The Rundown - May 25

RFE In The Media
# Daniel Larison quotes Giorgi Gvakharia's review of "5 Days Of August"
# Roxana Saberi reprints an RFE report on Muhammad Ali's call for Americans held in Iran to be released

International Press Review

# China says some of it's "workers" were held in the Karachi raid
# "How American Folly Could Destroy Pakistan" - Anatol Lieven, "Financial Times"
# A new study shows poverty does not cause extremism in Pakistan
# "Take Pakistan's Nukes, Please" - Kapil Komireddi, "Foreign Policy"

# "Don't Count On A Peace Deal With The Taliban" - Peter Bergen, "CNN"
# "Afghanistan's Accidental Gay Pride" - Nushin Arbabzadah, "The Guardian"

# The IAEA has evidence that Iran worked on nuclear triggers
# "Bloomberg" reports on the progress of Iran's nuclear program
# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not attend next month's OPEC meeting
# The U.S. has imposed sanctions on companies dealing with Iran

# 20% of Russia's budget is "stolen" every year
# "The Motley Fool" on the Yandex IPO

Middle East
# "Iraq The Model" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The Message From Benghazi" - Catherine Ashton, "International Herald Tribune"
# "Turkey And The Arab Spring" - Ibrahim Kalin, "Project Syndicate"
# Libya's rebels "robbed their own bank" to fund the revolution
# "GlobalPost" reports on the possibility of civil war in Yemen

Of Interest
Yulia Latynina on protests in Georgia
# WATCH: PBS Frontline presents "WikiSecrets"
# Ruth Bender laments the lack of women and young people at the eG8
# "Europe Should Not Control The IMF" - Martin Wolf, "Financial Times"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"