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The Rundown - June 8

RFE In The Media
# "The New York Times" reports on U.S. international broadcasting
# CPJ cites Radio Farda reporting on imprisoned journalists in Iran
# The U.S. State Dept mentioned the case of Amangelen Shapudakov

International Press Review

# A top UN official calls for the Taliban and al Qaeda to be dealt with seperately
# "How To Exit Afghanistan" - Henry Kissinger, "The Washington Post"
# U.S. development projects in Afghanistan are "not sustainable"
# Northern Afghanistan is growing more dangerous for German troops
# The body of Jawad Zehak was found beheaded

# The "LA Times" reports on risks to journalists in Pakistan
# "Let’s Get Real On Drones" - Shahzad Chaudhry, "Express Tribune"
# The TTP vows to attack American targets in Pakistan

# "Missile Defense: As Friends or Foes?" - Dmitry Rogozin, "International Herald Tribune"
# Nikolaus von Twickel reports on Abkhazia's struggle for recognition
# Yulia Latynina compares Russia's economy to that of Belarus
# The rector of the Islamic University of the North Caucasus was shot dead

Central Asia
# Google responds to censorship in Kazakhstan
# Kazakhstan's Ambassador to the U.S. defends Kazakh democracy

Of Interest
# "A Cure for the Resource Curse" - George Soros, "Moscow Times"
# "Too Much Aid Will Hobble Arab Spring" - Saifedean Ammous, "Financial Times"

# "Deterrence Won't Stop Cyber Attacks" - Jeffrey Hunker, "The Guardian"
# "Mind Control & The Internet" - Sue Halpern, "NY Review of Books"
# Anonymous plans to attack servers in Turkey over new censorship rules

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Radio World" reports on the BBG's technology strategy
# "Don't Fear The Reaper" - Charli Carpenter & Lina Shaikhouni, "Foreign Policy"
# The "CJR" editorial board says America needs Al-Jazeera English
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"