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The Rundown - June 29

RFE In The Media
# "Pro Publica" linked to Khadija Ismayilova's report on Azerfon
# Christian Caryl contributed to an ebook on post-tsunami Japan by "Foreign Policy"
# "Slate" links to James Kirchick's piece "Pravda On The Potomac" (2009)

International Press Review

# The Taliban attacked the Intercontinental Hotel Kabul
# "How The U.S. Should Exit Afghanistan" - Patrick Seale, "The Diplomat"
# A group of ex-warlords will challenge Hamid Karzai
# "Taliban Add Song To The Armory" - Hejratullah Ekhtiyar, "Asia Times"
# "Petraeus's Unfinished Legacy In Afghanistan" - David Ignatius

# Ilyas Kashmiri's group planned the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti
# "The Inner Conflict" - Amir Zia, "Newsline"
# "Pakistan's Army Rule" - Ashley Tellis, "National Interest"
# "Afghanistan Exit Via Pakistan" - Mahir Ali, "Dawn"

# Filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was arrested in Tehran
# "Ahmadinejad On The Ropes" - M. Mahtab Alam Rizvi, "The Diplomat"
# Iran criticized the BBC for an upcoming documentary on Islam

# "An Election With Only One Voter" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Mark Feygin thinks Russia has a place with the Western democracies

Of Interest
# "The End of Liberal Interventionism" - Jaswant Singh, "Project Syndicate"
# China is opening an oil field in Iraq
# Goolge launched a beta version of Google+

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Judith McHale will hold a Twitter Q & A today at 9:30AM EST
# Helle Dale on U.S. internet outreach efforts
"Welfare For Dictators" - Aram Roston, "Newsweek"
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"