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The Rundown - June 14

RFE In The Media
# "Playing With Fire" - James Kirchick, "American Interest"
# The "NY Review of Books" publishes an interview with David Foster Wallace that originally appeared on RFE's Russian Service
# The "Moscow Times" cites RFE reporting on a lawsuit against Artemy Troitsky
# The "Moscow Times" cites RFE reporting on the killing of Yury Budanov
# "Europe’s Last Dictatorship on the Brink?" - Tomas Hirst, "Prospect"
# A LaSalle University newsletter profiles RFE's Mustafa Sarwar

International Press Review

# The "Express Tribune" reports the U.S. is in contact with Mullah Omar
# "The Guardian" reports on U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership negotiations
# The "LA Times" reports on negotiations with the Taliban
# Jack Watling thinks Afghans should be allowed to grow poppies

# "Global Post" looks at the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons
# "Pakistan Military Cornered, US Content" - Shahzad Chaudhry, "Express Tribune"
# "Pakistan’s Army Battles Enemy Within" - James Lamont, "Financial Times"

# "Legitimizing Succession" - Alexei Bayer, "Moscow Times"
# "The Great Wall of Russia" - Alexander Nazaryan, "The New Republic"
# Tony Brenton on the race between Medvedev and Putin

Middle East
# "Iran Without Nukes" - Roger Cohen, "The New York Times"
# Ben Van Heuvelen on Nuri al-Maliki's political power in Iraq

Of Interest
# "Why Syria Will Get Away With It" - Gideon Rachman, "Financial Times"
# "Burjanadze Can't Bring Arab Spring to Georgia" - Paul Rimple, "Moscow Times"
# "What We Can Do To Bring Down Dictators" - Carne Ross, "The Guardian"
# "Is The Veil A Symbol Of Feminism?" - Azadeh Moaveni, "Time"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Bob Corker may become the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
# Americans are wary of global engagement