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The Rundown - June 20

RFE In The Press
# The "AP" cites RFE Russian Service reporting on the death of Yelena Bonner
# The Pulitzer Center reprints Shaheen Buneri's piece on Peshawar, Pakistan
# CPJ mentions RFE's Majeed Baber in a report on exiled journalists

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# Jon Stewart was on "Fox News Sunday"
# Fareed Zakaria talks to Maziar Bahari and Fawaz Gerges
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Meet The Press" has Senators Lindsay Graham and Dick Durbin

# The "Financial Times" interviews Dmitry Medvedev
# "Loosening Putin's Grip" - Robert Kagan, "The Washington Post"
# "The Long, Lame Afterlife of Mikhail Gorbachev" - Anne Applebaum
# "Blue Bucket Protests Will Fail" - Boris Kagarlitsky, "Moscow Times"
# Dmitry Gubin has been edited from episodes of "Large Family"

# The Pakistani military is featured in a new television show
# Bomb makers were reportedly tipped off by the Pakistani security forces
# "A Familiar Bag Of Tricks" - Cyril Almeida, "Dawn"
# A journalist for "The Guardian" was beaten for the second time

# Robert Gates confrmed that the U.S. is negotiating with the Taliban
# "Taliban Talks: The New Mirage in Afghanistan" - Myra MacDonald, "Reuters"
# Karl Eikenberry responds to Hamid Karzai
# Few Taliban are changing sides
# "Amrullah Saleh’s New Language on the Taleban" - Ahmad Shuja, "AAN"

# Irwin Stelzer on Iran's place in America's energy future
# Iran will not allow the UN rapporteur on Iran to enter the country

Of Interest
# David Remnick remembers Yelena Bonner
# Leon Aron on the collapse of the Soviet Union
# The foreign policy community on Twitter
# "How To Deal With Crappy People"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Who Needs NATO? We All Do" - Ivo Daalder, "The New York Times"