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The Rundown - June 28

RFE/RL In The Media
# The "BBC" quotes RFE/RL's explainer on the Syrian port of Tartus
# "Foreign Policy" links to Andy Heil's piece on a successor to Lukashenka in Belarus
# "Global Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on a petition to free Pussy Riot

International Press Review

# "How Iran Killed its Future" - Shahrzad Elghanayan, "LA Times"
# Egypt says it will sue "Fars" over the fake Mursi interview
# Iran says it's ready to help solve the crisis in Syria

# "The Magnitsky Case" - Steve Coll, "The New Yorker"
# Russia has promised a "harsh response" should the Magnitsky Bill go forward
# "Russia in the Islamic World" - Sergey Markedonov, "National Interest"
# "No More Privatization Scams" - Boris Kagarlitsky, "Moscow Times"
# Excellent photos of the Russian Army in the late 1800s

# "The Taliban have not Been Defeated" - Asad Munir, "Express Tribune"
# Abubakar Siddique on the murder of Fahimur Rehman
# "The New York Times" on a rape case in Konduz, Afghanistan
# "Pakistan Collapsing from Within" - Ahmad & Malik, "CNN"

# The challenges of keeping sources safe in the digital era
# Gabriella Coleman, the anthropologist studying hacker culture
# "The Urgency of a Computer Virus Nonproliferation Treaty" - Pratap Chatterjee, "The Guardian"
# How Anonymous picks its targets

Of Interest
# "Central Asia: A Rocky Road to Riches" - Hook & Pilling, "Financial Times"
# Meet Ukraine's elite female body guard corps
# "The Economist says Armenia is "a prisoner of history"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
"The NYT Magazine" on Hillary Clinton's "last tour" as Secretary of State
# "The Washington Post" on upgrades to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad