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The Rundown - May 28

RFE/RL In The Media
# "AFP" and "CNN" cite RFE/RL reporting on corruption in Azerbaijan
# "Global Voices" cites RFE/RL's Facebook chat with Khadija Ismayilova
# "CNN"
# "Radio Free Europe is a Model for American Global Engagement" - Prajwal Ciryam, "Partisans"
# "Radio Prague" interviews Camilla Hawthorne on tech in the Czech Republic

International Press Review

# Iran says it will not allow inspections at the Parchin site
# "Tehran Bureau" interviews Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian
# Laura Rozen's wrap up of the Baghdad talks
# "Iran's Intentions Remain a Mystery" - Editorial, "Financial Times"

# "Pakistan is Turning into Another Afghanistan" - Haroon Siddiqui, "Toronto Star"
# Snapistan: great shots from Pakistan
# Thieves are plundering Afghanistan's ruby mines

# "Al Arabiya" reports Russian arms were shipped to Syria last weekend
# "Why Russia's Mafia State Is So Inefficient" - Alexei Bayer, "Moscow Times"
# Circassians are uniting in protest of the Sochi Olympics

RFE/RL Broadcast Region
# 80,000 Georgians rallied in Tbilisi (video)
# "Spiegel" reports on homophobia in Azerbaijan
# Nicholas Clayton on Eurovision in Azerbaijan as a good thing
# "Serbian Transition Worries West" - Daniel Serwer, "National Interest"

# The U.S. is probing ZTE sales to Iran
# When will the world see the Facebook phone?

Of Interest
# "A New York Times Whodunit" - Joe Hagan, "New York"
# Sheryl Sandberg's commencement speech at Harvard

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Washington Post" on threats against U.S. diplomats in Azerbaijan
# The Senate dropped the Smith-Mundt amendment
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Brooks and Marcus