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The Rundown - May 24

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The New York Times," "The Wall St. Journal," and the "AP" mention RFE/RL is pieces on Eurovision in Azerbaijan
# "PC World" cites RFE/RL Armenian Service reporting on the sentencing of Georgy Avanesov
# "RIA Novosti" cites RFE/RL Moldova Service reporting on the NATO missile shield

International Press Review

# "The Nixon Option for Iran?" - Lues & Pickering, "Project Syndicate"
# A new social network has been released in Iran
# "A Flicker of Optimism on Iran" - Robert Dreyfuss, "The Diplomat"

# A Duma deputy has asked for an investigation into Alexei Navalny's funds
# Russia tested a new long range missile

# Foreign aid workers were kidnapped in Afghanistan
# A drone strike may have killed as many as ten people in North Waziristan
# The U.S. says it will press for the release of Dr. Shakil Afridi
# "Conversations with Suicide Bombers" - Elizabeth Weingarten, "Foreign Policy"

# "Songs of Freedom for Azerbaijan" - Editorial, "Financial Times"
# "Spiegel" on tensions between Iran and Azerbaijan

Of Interest
# Conan O'Brien talks about embracing new media
# The Google-Oracle case has closed
# Facebook is being sued over pre-IPO analyst forecasts

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# S. Enders Wimbush will step down from the BBG
# Josh Rogin reports on the Smith/Mundt debate
# Movie producers were granted access to details of the Osama bin Laden raid
# "Newsweek" reports on military suicides