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The Rundown - July 2

RFE/RL In The Media
# Human Rigths Watch cites RFE/RL reporting on cases against activists in Kazakhstan
# "The Huffington Post" cites RFE/RL reporting on Afghans facing deportation from Pakistan
# "Think Progress" cites RFE/RL reporting on new sanctions aginst Iran
# The Foreign Policy Association talks to Golnaz Esfandiari as part of The Iranian Women in American Journalism project

International Press Review

# As new sanctions kick in, Iranians are already struggling with inflation
# Hadi Kahalzadeh and John Schiemann say sanctions are worth it for the regime in Tehran
# The Aspen Institute on nuclear negotiations

# Ellen Barry on Russian wives in Syria
# "Why Russia Won't Abandon Syria" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"
# NGOs in Russia must register as "foreign agents"

# "After America" - Dexter Filkins, "The New Yorker"
# "Reuters" on the heavy metal scene in Afghanistan

# Pakistan and the U.S. are "near a deal" on NATO supply lines
# Bruce Reidel says LeT is as dangerous as ever
# "Dawn" on fading prospects for Pakistan's Hazara community

Of Interest
# Boxer Vitali Klitschko is set to enter Ukrainian politics
# "Gay Rights are Human Rights" - Elton John, "The Guardian"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Does the U.S. have a case against Julian Assange?
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Gerson
# "The Wall St. Journal" on medicated youth in the U.S.