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The Rundown - June 7

RFE In The Media
# U.S. CENTCOM links to RFE's report on child suicide bombers in Afghanistan
# Robert Tait reports on camels and traffic accidents in Iran for "The Guardian"

International Press Review

# Robert Gates says Taliban talks could start in the Winter
# "Policing Afghanistan" - Graeme Wood, "The New Yorker"
# "Paying For Peace" - Charles Kenny, "Foreign Policy"

# U.S. offcials say they cannot confirm the death of Ilyas Kashmiri
# Saleem Shahzad's cell phone records have been erased
# "5 Myths About Pakistan" - Anatol Lieven, "The Washington Post"
# "Russian Roulette in South Asia" - Bruce Riedel, "National Interest"

# The "BBC" reports on the Iranian arms trade
# Iran's women's soccer team has been banned from the 2012 Olympics

# Dmitry Medvedev called Putin's system of governance "outdated"
# "How to Steal a Russian Airport" - Joe Nocera, "The New York Times"
# "Fresh Faces for United Russia" - Nikolai Petrov, "Moscow Times"
# "What Russia Fears In Asia" - Richard Weitz, "The Diplomat"

Of Interest
# Georgian police say they thwarted a bombing attempt on a Tbilisi NATO office
# "Ukraine: Censoring Facebook?" - Tetyana Bohdanova, "Global Voices"
# The EU will set a date for Croatia to be admitted to the bloc
# "When China Becomes Number One" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"

Middle East
# "Building on the Revolution" - Rami Khouri, "The New York Times"
# 120 members of the security forces were killed in Syria

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "BoingBoing" reports on VOA's phaseout of shortwave
# "Facts Are A Dictator's Worst Enemy" - Kati Marton, "Huffington Post"
# "The Secret History Of Boeing's Killer Drone" - David Axe, "Wired"