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The Rundown -- July 19

RFE/RL in the Media
# “The New York Times” mentions “The Rundown’s” coverage of Navalny’s courtroom Tweets
# “The Daily Caller” uses Deana Kjuka's reporting on the Orthodox Christian Pussy Riot game
# S. Enders Wimbush in “The Wall Street Journal” on BBG
# Aleksei Navalny convicted and sentenced to five years in penal colony
# “The Crusader Is a Convict” - Anna Nemtsova, “Foreign Policy”
# “How Aleksey Navalny Changed Russian Politics” - Julia Ioffe, “The New Republic”
# “Human Rights Watch” on the Navalny verdict
# Obama threatening to cancel September Moscow trip over Snowden
# “For a New Approach to Iran” - William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering, and Jim Walsh, “The New York Review of Books”
# 118 House members sign letter in support of U.S. Diplomacy with Iran
# Argentina should press Iran on synagogue bombing criminal probe - “Human Rights Watch”
# Iran ups military aid to Syria
# Iran director's visit to Israel causes outcry
# A “sect free” mosque in Pakistan
# “Pakistan to Try to Mend Fences With Afghanistan” - Kathy Gannon, “AP”
# Afghan security forces “holding their ground” in Ghazni
# Video - “Scuba-dad” makes surprise return from Afghanistan
Central Asia
# “Central Asian States Collude in the Torture of Refugees” - Editorial, “The Washington Post”
# Iran-Azerbaijan relationship evolving, while Armenia signs trade agreement with Iran
# Turkey “warns” Armenia over land claims
Of Interest
# Behind the scenes photos of the Boston manhunt
# “Political Islam: Rise, Fragmentation and Possible Fall” - Nadeem F. Paracha, “Dawn”
# “Wolfgang Schäuble's Fight to Save Europe” - Michael Sauga, “Spiegel”
# Judge in Bradley Manning case allows charge of “aiding the enemy