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The Rundown -- June 18

RFE/RL In The Media
# Andrew Sullivan cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran's president-elect Hassan Rohani

International Press Review


# Room for Debate: Hopes for Change in Iran
# "Why Rouhani Won -- And Why Khamenei Let Him" - Suzanne Maloney, "Foreign Affairs"

# Germany and Russia are not really getting along
# "The Kremlin's Managed Mayoral Election" - Vladimir Ryzhkov, "Moscow Times"
# "The Third Russian Revolution" - Harlan Ullman, Atlantic Council

# Women's rights take a big hit in the Afghan parliament
# U.S. Senator Bob Corker blocked aid to Afghanistan
# Afghan security forces are struggling on their own

# Russia and the U.S. differ on Syria
# "Syria: Inventing a Religious War" - Toby Matthiesen, "NY Review of Books"
# Private money is pouring into Syria

Of Interest
# Finding a terrorist in terabytes of metadata
# LinkedIn builds a publishing presence
# China may create a market for discount drones

Science & Technology
# Why men die younger than women
# Physicists may have discovered a new form of matter
# The Atlantic Ocean's time is coming

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Charlie Rose interviews President Barack Obama
# "Big Brother and Silicon Valley" - George Packer, "The New Yorker"
# The EU and U.S. launch free trade talks