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The Rundown -- March 6

Afghanistan -- Qutbuddin Hilal presidential candidates during his campaign in Kabul, 06 march 2014

Afghanistan -- Qutbuddin Hilal presidential candidates during his campaign in Kabul, 06 march 2014

Afghanistan / Pakistan

# How Ukraine Spillover Could Complicate the US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Diplomat
# Brother of Afghan Leader Expected to Drop Out of Election New York Times
# Nato attack kills five Afghan troops Guardian
# VIDEO - Afghanistan: 'Half of children' suffering malnutrition BBC
# Peace talks resume in Pakistan amid more violence Los Angeles Times
# Indian Kashmiri cricket fans to be charged for cheering Pakistan Telegraph
# The South Asia Channel: Taliban Turf Wars Block Peace Foreign Policy
# KORI SCHAKE The Forgotten War Foreign Policy


# ANALYSIS - Upcoming elections in Iraq: Prospects and Challenges IDSA


# Israel says it stopped Iranian arms shipment destined for Gaza Strip New York Times
# DAVID RIVKIN, LEE CASEY Congress Can Play a Vital Role in the Iran Talks Wall Street Journal


# Serbia: How the EBRD’s funding contributed to a forced eviction in Belgrade Amnesty International

Eastern Europe

# Uralkali investors back renewing Belarus partnership Financial Times


Central Asia

# Putin Turns Attention to Eurasian Union Eurasia View
# Kyrgyz Opposition Regroups for Protests IWPR


# Russia Today news anchor Liz Wahl resigns live on air Guardian 3/6/14
# For Russian TV Channels, Influence and Criticism New York Times
# Russia: “Foreign Agents” Law Hits Hundreds of NGOs Human Rights Watch
# Point by Point, State Department Rebuts Putin on Ukraine New York Times
# U.S., allies slowly put squeeze on Russia Washington Post
# U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin New York Times
# Any EU sanctions are unlikely to make impression on Putin Guardian
# ANNE APPLEBAUM Russia’s Western enablers Washington Post
# PAUL HOCKENOS Angie the Good Cop Foreign Policy
# EDITORIAL Europe needs an alternative to Russian natural gas Washington Post
# STEVEN METZ Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Signifies a Changing Global Order World Politics Review
# HAROLD MEYERSON Russia doesn’t respect borders. Neither has the U.S. Washington Post
# SERGEY KARAGANOV Russia needs to defend its interests with an iron fist Financial Times
# FACTBOX - Russian companies with exposure to Ukraine Reuters

# Ukraine crisis: EU leaders to hold emergency talks BBC
# In Eastern Ukrainian City, a Tug of War for More Autonomy New York Times
# Dispatches: Leaked Call, But Where’s the Truth in Ukraine? Human Rights Watch
# U.S. and Russia fail to reach Ukraine deal on day of frantic diplomacy Guardian
# Tensions persist in Crimea; foreign observers on their way Washington Post
# Kiev’s Demonstrators Vow to Stay ‘Until the End’ New York Times
# Beijing and Moscow Part Ways Over Ukraine Foreign Policy
# Ukraine crisis: Blows for west in bid to counter Moscow Financial Times
# Ukraine’s crisis: A glossary of 32 words, phrases, people and places Washington Post
# ANDRANIK MIGRANYAN Putin Triumphs in Ukraine National Interest
# E.J. DIONNE JR. Crisis in Ukraine? Blame Obama! Washington Post
# GARY SCHMITT How the West is losing Ukraine Los Angeles Times
# DIMITER KENAROV Putin Is My Sugar Daddy Foreign Policy
# MYKOLA RIABCHUKMARCH Ukraine, Not Ready for Divorce New York Times
# EDITORIAL Europe's Ukraine Rescue Wall Street Journal

Of Interest

# Health - ‘Cut the sugar’ WHO warns in new guidelines Financial Times
# March 9 - 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko
# REPORT - Violence against women: an EU-wide survey FRA
# China Remodels an Ancient Silk Road City, and an Ethnic Rift Widens Nyw York Times