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The Rundown -- March 12

RFE/RL in the Media

# Senator Roger Wicker urges continuation of RFE/RL broadcasts to the Balkans and Iraq
# UPI cites RFE/RL coverage of Yanukovych's speech from Russia
# "Washington Post" profiles Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
# Moscow says proposed U.S. funding for Kyiv is "illegal"
# Right Sektor banned in Crimea; on trial in Moscow; a profile of its leader
# Militia squeezes out Ukraine's remaining links to Crimea
# Crimean Tatars face choice: "Dig in or flee"
# "Putin's Counter-Revolution" - James Meek, "London Review of Books"
# "Putin's Dangerous Game" - Strobe Talbott, YaleGlobal
# "The World Needs Russia. Russia Does Not Need Putin" - Adam Michnik, "New Republic"
# Will Putin and his oligarchs escape sanctions?
Eastern Europe
# Moldovan MP worries that Moldova is next in Russia's path
# Rohani in Iran on first official visit to Arab state
# Senate Republicans consider adding Iran to Russia sanctions bill
# The risks of failure in talks with Iran
# New waves of coffee shops in Iran
# Iran has outlined its terms to those who want to invest in its energy sector
# Iranian parliamentarian says U.S. behind missing Malaysian Airlines plane
# Swedish reporter killed in Kabul attack
# Interview with Sayed-Askar Mousavi
# The Afghan election gets a hip-hop anthem
# Pakistan's leaders "fiddling while regions burn"
# Public outcry after children die in Pakistan's desert
# Another attack on polio workers
# Issue of Azerbaijan membership in EU "not discussed"
# Serbia and Croatia deliver competing genocide claims against each other at the Hague
# 100 years later, Archduke Ferdinand assassin divides his native Bosnia