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The Rundown - June 2

RFE In The Media
# "The Con Man and His Pet Columnist" - James Kirchick, "Commentary"

International Press Review

# "The Guardian" reports that Pakistan is "still reeling" from the bin Laden raid
# "The Most Dangerous Place on Earth" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "Media Freedom And Strategic Doctrine" - Shibil Siddiqi, "Express Tribune"
# A commission formed to probe the raid in Abbottabad has floundered

# "When Compassion Is A luxury" - Anna Badkhen, "The New Republic"
# "Taliban 2.0" - Dov Zakheim, "National Interest"
# "Kids With Bombs" - Deasy & Jalazai, "RFE/RL"

# Many privately-owned media outlets are closing or scaling back operations
# Dmitry Trenin on Michael McFaul's coming ambassadorship in Russia
# Vladimir Kara-Murza on democracy in Russia

# "The Ayatollah and the Witches" - Mehdi Khalaji, "Project Syndicate"
# "Iran's Balancing Act In Afghanistan" - Alireza Nader & Joya Laha, RAND

Of Interest
# "Ratko Mladic And Justice For Monsters" - Timothy Garton Ash
# There has a been another high-level attack against Gmail
# "Good Revolutions Gone Bad" - Ted Galen Carpenter, "National Interest"
# Ali Khaled thinks FIFA is like the Arab dictatorships, only worse

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Blurring Of CIA And Military" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# "A New Aid Strategy For Pakistan" - Birdsall, Elhai & Kinder, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Washington Post" interviews Tom Melia on democracy promotion