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The Rundown - July 9

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Columbia Journalism Review" updates on Khadija Ismayilova's case (watch Ismayilova on "AJ Stream")
# "Foreign Policy" links to RFE/RL reporting on a new language bill in Ukraine
# "The Jerusalem Post," Think Progress, and the "LA Times" cite Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on a public opinion poll in Iran

International Press Review

# The global economy is having a bigger effect on oil prices than Iran
# "Oil Sanctions Against Iran Will Not Be Enough" - Michael Singh, "The Washington Post"
# "Iran Has No Right to Enrich Unranium" - Makovsky & Misztal, "The Wall St. Journal"
# "Why This Obsession With Iran?" - Pat Buchanan, "The American Conservative"
# A former CIA spy in Iran is advising the U.S. government on its Iran policy

# The official death toll from flooding in now more than 170
# "Why Russia Locks Up So Many Entrepreneurs" - Rebecca Kesby, "BBC"
# "Russia: Eyes on the Prize" - Catherine Belton, "Financial Times"
# "Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto in Putin's Side" - Andrew Meier, "The New York Times Magazine"

# Afghanistan was promised $16 billion in international aid
# A woman was publicly executed for adultery by the Taliban
# Local media in Afghanistan is struggling with financing
# AAN: The Tokyo Conference and the Decade of Déjà Vu
# "The Next Afghan War" - Robert Haddick, "Foreign Policy"

# "Is Lashkar-e-Taiba Turning Against Pakistan?" - Rajeev Sharma, "The Diplomat"
# How Pakistan shunned its only Nobel laureate
# "Pakistan: The Politicisation of Death" - Myra MacDonald, "Reuters"

Of Interest
# "Fears Grow for Democracy in Romania" - Neil Buckley, "Financial Times"
# Photos from Independence Day in Belarus
# "Julian Assange: The Movie" - Erica Orden, "The Wall St. Journal"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "The Drone Zone" - Mark Mazzetti, "The New York Times Magazine"
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Brooks & Dionne