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The Rundown - July 12

RFE/RL In The Media
# "National Review" quotes RFE/RL reporting on Iran
# "The Daily Beast" quotes Golnaz Esfandiari's report on a cartoon contest in Iran

International Press Review

# A new book says Mossad is responsible for the killings of Iranian scientists
# Tablet Debate: The U.S. could bomb Iran and why Israel will not
# Iran's support for Syria is being debated in public

# Parliament passed a new Internet law
# Alexander Lebedev is joining forces with Aleksei Navalny

# "The Doctor Isn't In" - Michael Kugelman, "Foreign Policy"
# Pakistani police destroyed Ahmadi places of worship
# Former Kashmiri torture centers are being turned into homes and business centers

# The UN and Afghan government are at odds over torture allegations
# The sports culture of Afghanistan under the Taliban

Of Interest
# "Seventeen Years After Srebrenica, the Cover-up Continues" - Michael Dobbs, "Foreign Policy"
# Kyrgyzstan says Russia will pay higher rent for military bases
# Syria's ambassador to Iraq has defected
# "Confessions of an Internet Addict" - Alexis Madrigal, "The Atlantic"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Magnitsky Bill Opens Door to Wider Targets" - Geoff Dyer, "Financial Times"
# USAID responds to claims it wasted money in Afghanistan
# "Sanctions at the Genius Bar" - Jamal Abdi, "International Herald Tribune"