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The Rundown - June 27

RFE In The Media
# Joe Hammond on the Egyptian gladiator for "The Arabist"
# Registan quotes Muhammad Tahir's piece on Kazakh politics

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# Fareed Zakaria hosts Hamid Karzai
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Meet The Press" has Chris Christie, James Webb, and Jack Reed
# "Face The Nation" interviews Michelle Bachmann

# "Endgame" - Dexter Filkins, "The New Yorker"
# Thomas Ruttig on the election crisis in Afghanistan
# "The Road Home From Kabul" - Senator John Kerry
# "Let's Make A Deal" - James Traub, "Foreign Policy"
# The Taliban reportedly tricked an 8-year old girl into carrying a bomb

# Pakistan is upset that it is left out of talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan
# The Pakistani Taliban are using married couples for attacks

# Vladimir Ryzhkov on why his political party wasn't registered
# Jamison Fireston on the U.S. Congress's voice on human rights in Russia
# "Clues From Russia’s Political Fog" - Neil Buckley, "Financial Times"
# "Who Really Won World War II?" - Alexei Bayer, "Moscow Times"

# "A Visit to Ahmadinejad's Nuclear Laboratory" - Bednarz & Follath, "Spiegel"
# Robert Fisk on last weekend's anti-terrorism conference in Tehran

# An interview with Evgeny Kaspersky
# Thomas Wright says the U.S. has double standards on cyberwar
# "Web Censorship Moves West" - Jillian C. York, "Al Jazeera"

Of Interest
# "The Good Autocrat" - Robert Kaplan, "National Interest"
# "The Ways of Silencing" - Jason Stanley, "The New York Times"
# Helle Dale on Barack Obama's interview with VOA

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The biography of the new U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan
# "Our Untransparent President" - Geoffrey Stone, "The New York Times"
# "Obama's Secret Wars" - John Barry, "The Daily Beast"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"