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The Rundown -- June 17

Afternoon Update


# "ABC" interviews Hassan Rohani in 2002

# "Cracks in the Kremlin Matrix" - Peter Pomerantsev, "Eurozine"
# "RIA Novosti" reports: "Jim Patterson: Black Soviet Icon’s Lonely American Sojourn"

# Josh Rogin talks to the head of the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council
# Embedded with foreign fighters in Syria

# Trade unions hit the picket lines

Of Interest
# Apple denies that the governemnt has access to its servers
# Teliasonera will shake up its corporate board
# How Napoleon's semaphore telegraph changed the world

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "MAD About You" - Tauscher & Ivanov, "Foreign Policy"

Morning Edition

RFE/RL In The Media

# "The New York Times," "McClatchy," and "Global Voices" cite RFE/RL reporting in elections in Iran
# "Salon" cites RFE/RL reporting on a sex scandal in Tajikistan
# "The Huffington Post" links to RFE/RL reporting on Russian participation in New York's gay pride parade

International Press Review

# "From Inner Circle of Iran, a Pragmatic Victor" - Thomas Erdbrink, "The New York Times"
# "Don’t Underestimate Iran’s Election Upset" - Shashank Joshi, "Bloomberg"
# "Time for Switzerland to End Irresponsible Business with Iran" - Mark Wallace, "Real Clear World"
# "Regime Change Obama Can Believe In" - Vali Nasr, "Foreign Policy"
# "The Independent" reports that Iran will send IRGC fighters to Syria

# "A Weak Response to Putin's Abuses" - Hannah Thoburn, "The Washington Post"
# Vladimir Putin says he didn't steal Bob Kraft's Super Bowl ring

# The awful task of identiftying the dead in Quetta
# New commissioners for the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission have been announced
# The TTP says "no" to peace talks
# "Nawaz Sharif 3.0 -- How Will He Govern?" - Arif Rafiq, "The Diplomat"
# "Above Class and Clerics: The Saga of Heer Ranjha" - Saba Imtiaz, "The Revealer"

Of Interest
# The UK spied on diplomats during the 2009 G20 summit (including Dmitry Medvedev)
# "Despite the Protests, we Represent all of our Citizens" - Ahmet Davutoglu, "The Guardian"
# CIA veteran Milton Bearden on arming the rebels in Syria

Science & Technology
# Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever
# Science takes on the bad hair day
# The 80 rules of social media

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "President Rand Paul" - Julia Ioffe, "The New Republic"
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks
# "Why We Should Speed U.S. Gas Exports" - John Barrasso, "The Washington Post"