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The Rundown - May 31

RFE In The Media
# RFE's Gordana Knezevic discusses the arrest of Ratko Mladic on the "CBC"

International Press Review

# "Talking To The Taliban" - Sherard Cowper-Coles, "Newsweek"
# "Assessing Reconstruction In Zabul" - Ann Marlowe, "World Affairs Journal"

# Journalist Saleem Shahzad has disappeared
# "Pakistan’s Past, Pakistan’s Future" - Apoorva Shah, "World Affairs Journal"
# Pakistan has a plan for an offensive in North Waziristan

# A program on NTV reports that Mikhail Khodorkovsky will seek parole
# The investigator in the Magnitsky case has been cleared of all charges
# "Bluster And The Ballot Box" - Alexander Golts, "Moscow Times"

# "The Case For An Iranian-Oil-Free Zone" - Gerecht & Dubowitz, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The New York Times" reports on Iran's nuclear program

Middle East
# A French firm is close to a deal to build Baghdad's metro system

Of Interest
# "Mladic's Ethnic Cleansing Was Not Genocide" - Ian Buruma, "Moscow Times"
# "Misdiagnosing The Middle East" - F. Gregory Gause III, "National Interest"
# "Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism" - Mathew Ingram, "Gigaom"

# "The Wall Street Journal" reports on escalating hacker attacks
# "PBS" was attacked by hackers in retaliation for a documentary on Wikileaks
# "Mr. Ambassador, Meet President Zuckerberg" - Cyrus Farivar, "Slate"
# "The Guardian" on the Stuxnet virus and cyber security

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Great Democracy Meltdown" - Joshua Kurlantzick, "The New Republic"
# "U.S., Pakistan, Through Thick and Thin" - Gerald Seib, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The Washington Post" reports on divergent House and Senate recesses