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The Rundown -- May 17

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on TeliaSonera's sponsoring of Eurovision
# "Interfax" cites RFE/RL reporting on the asylum case of Andriy Shkil

International Press Review

# The mayor of Tehran takes full credit for some ruthless crackdowns
# "It Will Take More Than Two New Candidates to Change Iran" - Ray Takeyh, "Financial Times"
# "Back to the Future in Iran's Election" - Namazikhah & Marashi, "National Interest"
# There will be no women running for president in Iran

# Russia delivered advanced cruise missiles to Syria
# Moscow officials say they have arrested hundreds of illegal migrants from Central Asia
# Kaspersky Lab wants the U.S. government as a customer

# Hezb-i-Islami claimed responsibility for the bombing in Kabul
# "Afghanistan’s Cycle of Corruption" - Mujib Mashal, "The Daily Beast" (more here)
# Walkie-talkies are popular in Pakistan's tribal regions

Of Interest
# Jude Law will team up with the Belarus Free Theater
# Alexander Cooley reviews Philip Shishkin's book on the Ferghana Valley
# Construction of a huge mosque in Tajikistan continues apace
# When art fought the Cold War

Science & Technology
# Skype with care
# "Android's Growing Malware Problem" - Greg Scoblete, "Real Clear World"
# LulzSec hackers were sentenced in the UK

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Authorities arrested a man in Idaho with ties to the IMU