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The Rundown - July 11

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Foreign Policy" quotes RFE/RL reporting on Kosovo's (non)participation in the Olympics
# TOL links to RFE/RL reporting on a new proposed Internet law in Russia

International Press Review

# Officials have acknowledged that they failed to warn the residents of Krymsk
# "Putin's Own Hurricane Katrina" - Vladimir Frolov, "Moscow Times"
# The government will sponsor students to study abroad (in return for their return)

# Debate: the consequences of a nuclear Iran
# An interview with Dr. Hossein Askari on the effects of sanctions
# An Indian company will insure tankers carrying Iranian oil
# Iran is producing new anti-tank missiles modelled on Russia’s Kornet
# Kofi Annan is in Iran to discuss Syria

# "The Guardian" talks with a "senior Taliban commander"
# Ambassador Sherry Rehman: drones "radicalize Pakistani tribes"
# Pakistan will receive payment on $1.1 billion in U.S. aid

Of Interest
# "Russia Loses Hold on Tajikistan Pivot" - M. K. Bhadrakumar, "Asia Times"
# "Democracy Loses as Romania Spins out of Control" - Andrei Plesu, "Der Spiegel"
# Kazakhstan wants a bigger role in NATO logistics
# Why "The New York Times" eschews formal social media guidelines

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Should Freedom of the Press Shield Wikileaks?" - Michael McGough, "LA Times"
# Joshua Foust on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship