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The Rundown - May 26

RFE In The Media
# "The Cost Of Pakistan's Double Game" - Daud Khattak, "Foreign Policy"
# CPJ cites RFE reporting on Uzbek journalist Abdumalik Boboyev

International Press Review

# "China’s Masterclass In Schmoozing Pakistan" - David Pilling, "Financial Times"
# The Taliban says it will not attack Pakistan's nuclear arsenal
# "Pakistan Plays The China Card" - Dilip Hiro, "Mother Jones"
# "Options for Kayani" - H.K. Dua, "Deccan Chronicle"

# Britain's former ambassador blasts the conduct of the war
# "How To Solve Afghanistan" - Masood Aziz, "The Diplomat"
# "Positive Signs In Afghanistan" - David Igantius, "The Washington Post"

# "The Incredible Shrinking Ahmadinejad" - Barbara Slavin, "Foreign Policy"
# "Cutting Iran Down to Size" - Afshin Molavi, "National Interest"
# "When Will The Persian Spring Arrive?" - Mohsen Sazegara, "RealClearWorld"

# "All Tomorrow's Parties" - Julia Ioffe, "Foreign Policy"
# "Time" reports on the European missile shield
# The "LA Times" reports on Chabad and Russian art loans
# Vladimir Putin stars in a new comic strip

Of Interest
# Serbia says it will boycott a meeting because of Kosovo's representation there
# Serbian TV has apologised for 1990s propaganda
# An interview with UK FCO Head of Digital Diplomacy Jimmy Leach
# Chinese labor camp prisoners are forced to play video games too

Middle East
# Muqtada al Sadr's supporters will hold a rally today
# Several U.S. lawmakers say the war in Libya is illegal

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Foreign Policy" interviews Senator John McCain
# G. John Ikenberry on the future of U.S. influence