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The Rundown - July 18

RFE In The Media
# An RFE correspondent in Turkmenistan was threatened
# "3 Quarks Daily" quotes Vladimir Tolz's rememberance of Yelena Bonner

International Press Review

Sunday Talk Shows
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Meet The Press" has White House budget director Jack Lew
# "Face The Nation" discusses debt with Senators Durbin, Rubio, and Coburn

# Close Karzai aide Jan Mohammed Khan was killed
# "The Afghan Endgame" - Rahimullah Yusufzai, "Newsline"
# "Mayhem In Kabul" - Jean MacKenzie, "GlobalPost"
# A useful guide to impeachment in Afghanistan

# "Who Killed Kim Sah Nae?" - Dexter Filkins, "The New Yorker"
# David Ignatius on U.S.-Pakistan cooperation

# Vladimir Putin will not receive the Quadriga Prize after all
# "Foreign Policy Out of Tandem" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"
# Vladimir Putin has support from all corners of society

# How the U.S. ties Iraqi militias to Iranian weapons
# Iran is stepping up centrifuge development for its nuclear program
# The morality police really have it out for dogs

Of Interest
# "The Clash Of Generations" - Tom Friedman, "The New York Times"
# "How To Save The Eurozone" - Lawrence Summers, "Financial Times"

# Anonymous can't use Google+, so it will start its own social network
# How journalists can best use Facebook
# The beginning of Google

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Petraeus's Next Battle" - John Barry, "Newsweek"
# james Traub on the diplomacy of Senator John Kerry
# "Failure In AfPak" - Stephen Cohen, "National Interest"
# "Nationalism Rules" - Stephen Walt, "Foreign Policy"
# On "Gilligan's Island" and democracy