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The Rundown - May 15

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Deadly Disengagement" - Charlie Dameron, "The Wall St. Journal"

International Press Review

# The U.S. may remove the MeK from its list of terrorist organizations
# Iranian nuclear negotiators have succeeded in stalling
# Gulf States are delaying further integration over warnings from Iran

# "Russia’s Dzyadko Family: Brothers In Arms" - Anna Nemtsova, "Newsweek"
# "Learning to Live Outside Stalin's House of Silence" - Marilyn Murray, "Moscow Times"
# Why is Vladimir Putin staying home for the G8?

# Pakistan is moving to re-open blocked NATO transit routes
# The "LA Times" reports on Afghan police units involved in criminal activity
# Chris Rogers on detention laws in Afghanistan
# Inside Strikers bowling alley in Kabul

# Human Rights Watch says Iraq is still running a secret torture site
# "A Line in the Sand" - Greg Muttitt, "Guernica"

Of Interest
# "Spiegel" on why Greece needs to leave the Euro
# "Ukraine's Windfall Offers Freedom from Russia" - Editorial, "The Washington Post"
# Experts weigh in on the future of NATO
# Are we really alone in the universe?

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Human Rights Last" - Gary J. Bass, "Foreign Policy"
# Facebook's IPO has swelled to over $100 million