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The Rundown - May 30

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Huffington Post" on the hospitalization of "Mr. Trololo"
# A Romanian living in the U.S. discusses listening to VOA and RFE during the Ceausescu regime
# "The Huffington Post" links to Golnaz Esfandiari's report on Iranian support for the Syrian regime
# Radio Azadi Kabul Bureau Chief Rahimullah Samandar discusses independent media in Afghanistan

International Press Review

# "The Nixon Option for Iran" - Luers & Pickering, "Project Syndicate"
# "Iran's New Opportunity to Improve Relations With Pakistan" - Meir Javendafar, "Al Monitor"

# "What Putin's Piecemeal Reforms Will Look Like" - Anders Aslund, "Moscow Times"
# "Corruption Turns Russia Radical" - Kathy Lally, "The Washington Post"
# "Time to Blackball Russia’s Autocratic State" - Bremmer & Roubini, "Financial Times"
# "Putin's Final Act" - Nina Khrushcheva, "Project Syndicate"
# "Putin's Eurasian Aspirations" - Sergey Markedonov, "National Interest"

# "The Great Taliban Jailbreak" - Luke Mogelson, "GQ"
# CPJ: One year later, Saleem Shahzad's case is buried
# Little justice for acid attack victims in Pakistan
# "Drugs: A War Lost in Afghanistan" - Nigel Inkster, "Foreign Policy"
# Dr. Shakil Afridi rejected U.S. offers for resettlement

Of Interest
# Arch Puddington on high-level sporting events in autocracies
# "Yugoslavia's Lessons for European Disunion" - Charles Lane, "The Washington Post"

# Evgeny Morozov on cyberwar fear-mongering (cyber threats = mega bucks)
# Julian Assange finds out today if he will be extradited
# Finally, a service that allows for social media updates after the user dies

U.S. Foreign Policy
# How the "kill list" is populated
# Mapping U.S. drone airfields