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The Rundown -- February 21


RFE/RL in the Media

# Khadija Ismayilova questioned by government
# RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of snipers cited by CNN, Euronews, "New York Times," Christian Science Monitor, Slate, Globe and Mail and others
# Huffington Post and "New York Times" cite RFE/RL liveblog on Ukraine
# ThinkProgress cites Robert Coalson's piece on Crimea separatism
# "Rolling Stone" cites Mike Scollon's piece about Pussy Riot's new video
# Read Charles Recknagel in "The Atlantic" on how Ukraine protests spun out of control
# Read Brian Whitmore's interview in "The Atlantic" with Alexander Motyl
Ukraine
# "The Day We Pretended to Care About Ukraine" - Sarah Kendzior, Politico
# "Ukraine Is On the Verge Of War And Putin Is To Blame" - Michael Weiss, Daily Beast
# "Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine" - Timothy Snyder, "New York Review of Books"
# The global implications of the Ukraine conflict
# WhatsApp founder's Ukrainian roots helped shape the business
# "Russia's New Cold War" - Edward Lucas, "The Economist"
Iran
# P5+1 talks drill down on the future of Iran’s nukes
# Iran's judiciary closes pro-government newspaper
# Iran's most sensitive nuclear stockpile falls
# Iran and Britain restore diplomatic ties
Iraq
# Iraq offers bounties for jihadists
# Baghdad, Arbil disagree over result of crude oil export talks
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Study says Afghanistan troop cuts will lead to Taliban surge
# Afghanistan war documentary coming to the U.S.
# Questioning the Gallup poll on the Afghan war
# Musharraf appears in court in high treason case
Central Asia
# Almaty confident it can host 2022 Olympics
# A tour of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
# Spain agrees to extradition of Kazakh citizen
Caucasus
Of Interest
# WhatsApp was already helping Buzzfeed and Shazam go viral
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