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The Rundown - July 12

RFE In The Media
# Daniel Larison quotes and links to Grag Feifer's piece on Russia and Germany

International Press Review

# "Vladimir Putin's 2012 Dilemma" - Abdullaev & Saradzhyan, "Moscow Times"
# "Russia: Ascent and Dissent" - Charles Clover, "Financial Times"
# David Hoffman on Russian and American nukes
# Miriam Elder on a charity event that did little for charity

# America's suspension of aid to Pakistan may backfire
# Bret Stephens on the legacy of Salman Taseer
# "Don't Be Spooked By Pakistan" - Milt Bearden, "Foreign Policy"

# 1,500-year old Buddhist ruins will be destroyed for a mining operation

# "Iran's Nuclear Threat Is Escalating" - William Hague
# "Rationality and Centrism in Tehran" - Paul Pillar, "National Interest"
# "Ahmadinejad, Fighter" - Meir Javendafar, "The Atlantic"

Of Interest
# "Two Decades Of The Web" - Evgeny Morozov, "Prospect"
# Armin Rosen on the slowing of the Egyptian revolution
# "The Fall of the House of Murdoch" - Jonathan Schell, "Project Syndicate"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The CIA used a fake vaccination program to try to get bin Laden's DNA
# Ken Roth on alleged torture under the Bush Administration
# "Little Gitmo" - Christopher Stewart, "New York"
# Barbara Ehrenreich on the rise of drone warfare