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The Rundown - May 21

RFE/RL In The Media
# The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists profiles Khadija Ismayilova

International Press Review

# "Pacifists in the Cross-Fire" - Luke Mogelson, "The New York Times"
# "Crime and Punishment in Afghanistan" - Tim Sullivan, "Foreign Affairs"
# Joshua Hersh on foreign aid to Afghanistan
# "Foreign Policy" prints an excerpt from "Poetry of the Taliban"

# A deal to re-open NATO supply lines through Pakistan fell apart
# Pakistan blacked and then unblocked Twitter on Sunday

# Nikolas Gvosdev on Russia's skipping the G8 summit
# "The Myth of a U.S.-Russia Strategic Partnership" - Garry Kasparov, "The Wall St. Journal"

# "Roll Out the Oil Revenue Weapon" - Kupchan & Priddy, "International Herald Tribune"
# Iran says it may sue Google over labeling the Persian Gulf

Broadcast Region
# Tomislav Nikolic has declared himself the winner in Serbia's runoff election
# Iraqi Kurdistan plans to export oil via Turkey starting in August 2013
# Doug Bandow on the politics of the Euro 2012 football tournament

Of Interest
# Adam Gopnik on the science of the good story
# Why Spain will leave the Euro
# Gazprom is looking at a second Baltic Sea pipeline

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# David Sanger on the Obama Administration's Afghanistan policy
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks