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The Rundown -- June 3

RFE/RL In The Media
# "Foreign Policy" quotes RFE/RL's live blog of the Iranian presidential debate

International Press Review


# "On the Moscow Metro and Being Gay" - Dmitry Kuzmin, "Words Without Borders"
# "What Putin Learnt from Berlusconi" - Simon Kuper, "Financial Times"
# Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan will form a joint rail venture

# "Iran's Arak Reactor Looms into Israeli, Western View" - Dahl & Williams, "Reuters"
# Mojtaba Vahedi: Iran's Revolution From the Inside Out
# A group of Iranian science students will compete in an underwater robot competition in Seattle
# A state media venture has been suspended for six the state

# "Karzai's Indian Gamble" - Mujib Mashal, "Foreign Policy"
# Riding with an Afghan engineer-turned-militia-leader
# "War on Reason" - Saroop Ijaz, "Express Tribune"

# VIDEO: 90 seconds in Turkey
# A good wrap-up of the reasons for the protests

Of Interest
# Al Qaeda sets up a complaints department in Syria
# "NATO's Next War -- In Cyberspace"- Anders Fogh Rasmussen, "The Wall St. Journal"
# China is reaping the benefits of Iraq's post-war oil boom

Science & Technology
# Are driverless cars legal?
# A trip to Mars could cause cancer

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Steven Seagal joins a codel in Russia
# A letter from prison from a CIA whistleblower
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks