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The Rundown - July 13

International Press Review

# "The Afghan Enforcer I Knew" - Ahmed Rashid, "The New York Times"
# Joshua Foust and Matthieu Aikins on the death of Ahmed Wali Karzai
# "GlobalPost" reports from Maiwand and Zhari

# Shuja Pasha is going to Washington, D.C.
# "Pakistan 'Punished' in Pipelineistan" - Pepe Escobar, "Asia Times"
# Simon Tisdall on the "interdependence" of Pakistan and the U.S.

# The Green Movement's new "manifesto"
# "The Battle Over Iraq" - Editorial, "The Wall Street Journal"
# "The National" on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the IRGC

# "Our Own Lehman Brothers" - Yulia Latynina, "Moscow Times"
# Dmitry Medvedev says Russia may start importing arms

Middle East
# Col. Gadhafi is "prepared to leave"
# On Syria's not-so-secret secret police

Of Interest
# "Friends In Revolution" - Tina Rosenberg, "The New York Times"
# Rajan Menon on Ukraine's European leanings
# Mukhtar Ablyazov was granted asylum in the UK
# Francis Fukuyama on the rise of China

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Al Kamen's "In The Loop"
# The latest on the wrangling over the U.S. debt
# A new GAO report points to a lack of overseas intelligence
# Jeremy Scahill on the CIA's Somalia operations