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The Rundown - June 29

RFE/RL In The Media
# "The Atlantic" cites RFE/RL reporting on alcohol abuse in Iran
# "The Guardian" cites Golnaz Esfandiari's report on Yashar Khameneh
# Reporters Without Borders on intimidation of Radio Farda journalists (origial RFE/RL press release)

International Press Review

# "D-Day for sanctions on Iran" - Mark Fitzpatrick, IISS
# China and Singapore are exempt from Iran sanctions
# Iran and Cyprus deny Ali Akbar Salehi was arrested

# "Syria: A Russian Perspective" - Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Endowment
# Igor Yurgens will leave Dmitry Medvedev's human rights council
# Russia's workforce is 7 percent migrant laborers

# There is a bit of optimism among peace negotiators in Afghanistan
# Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on the Afghan economy
# Pakistan's PM will visit Kabul next month
# 17 are dead after a bus of Shi'ite pilgrims was attacked in Pakistan

Of Interest
# A photo gallery on the black market for body parts in The Balkans
# "Spiegel" on migrant laborers in Germany
# Philip Stephens compares the Euro and the collapse of the Soviet Union
# Ivica Dacic was nominated as Serbia's prime minister

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Putin's Got America Right Where He Wants It" - Michael Weiss, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Great American Mirage" - Stephen Roach, "Project Syndicate"