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The Rundown - July 21

RFE In The Media
# "FP Passport" links to RFE reporting on Iran

International Press Review

# "The Guardian" reports on the progress of the Afghan Army
# "Reuters" on the "tech-savvy" Taliban
# The Inspector General's office looks at aid in Afghanistan
# A tour of Bamiyan's Monument Valley

# "My Meeting With an Alleged ISI Agent" - Jyoti Thottam, "Time"
# Some members of the U.S. Congress want to suspend aid to Pakistan

# "Magnitsky Gives Financial Center a Boost" - Konstantin Sonin, "Moscow Times"
# No one really knows who owns Domodedovo Airport

Of Interest
# "The Death of the Bosnian State" - Abramowitz & Hooper, National Interest"
# Simono Tisdall on Serbia's "overwhelming case" for joining the EU
# Nursultan Nazarbayev may be in Germany recovering from surgery

Middle East
# David Roberts on increased tensions between Kuwait and Iraq
# Latif Yahia on being a body double for Uday Hussien
# Syria has warned U.S. and French diplomats not to leave Damascus

News Of The World
# Alan Rusbridger on how "The Guardian" broke the phone hacking story
# Alexander Lebedev on the effects on the free press
# "Power And The Press" - James Taranto, "The Wall Street Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The latest on the debt negotiations
# The U.S. and France no longer think Col. Gadhafi needs to leave Libya