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The Rundown - June 27

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Economist" cites RFE/RL profiles of Azeri lawyer Isakhan Ashurov
# "The Wall St. Journal" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran sanctions
# Think Progress quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's report on a fake interview with Egypt's new president

International Press Review

# "To the Brink and Back with Iran" - Gareth Evans, "Project Syndicate"
# A dispatch from a Koran reading contest in Iran

# An excerpt from Rajiv Chandrasekaran's new book on the U.S. in Afghanistan (video interview)
# "Does China Want to Dominate Afghanistan?" - Steve LeVine, "Foreign Policy"
# "Pakistan’s Impending Defeat in Afghanistan" - Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment
# "The Telegraph" on the war on Afghan women

# The new documentary on the Magnitsky case premiered in the U.S.
# "Putin's Ironic Potential" - Lilia Shevtsova, "Project Syndicate"
# Cesar Chelala on Russia's demographic problems
# Alexei Navalny thinks Russian officialdom had a hand in hacking his accounts

Of Interest
# "EurasiaNet" on the case of Valeri Belokon in Kyrgyzstan
# An interview with Kirk Sowell on the rule of Nouri al-Maliki
# "To Save the Euro, Leave It" - Griffin & Kashyap, "International Herald Tribune"
# Angela Merkel may travel to Ukraine for the Euro 2012 final

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved the Magnitsky Bill
# "Obama and Terror: The Hovering Questions" - David Cole, "NY Review of Books"
# "How Obama Can Support Russia and Oppose Putin" - Garry Kasparaov, "The Wall St. Journal"