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The Rundown -- April 1


RFE/RL in the Media

# Eurasianet cites RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service on base closures in Kyrgyzstan
# Ron Paul, writing for Russia Today (RT), criticizes RFE/RL as propaganda
Russia
# Germans invoking Crimea precedent want their Republic back
# "Putin's New War on Traitors" - Joshua Yaffa, "New Yorker"
# "Is Germany a Country of Russia Apologists?" - Ralf Neukirch, Spiegel
# Why did BRICS back Russia on Crimea?
# "Russia's Anti-Western Ideology Has Global Consequences" - Anne Applebaum, "Washington Post"
Ukraine
# Darth Vader running for president
# Kyiv calls Medvedev visit to Crimea a "crude violation"
# "Ukraine's Best Worst Hope" - Gregory Feifer, Politico
# Ukraine's troops "cope on donations"
# Infographic: Crimea vs. Kosovo
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan gets the most foreign aid
# An Afghan couple on the run
# No U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan in March
# The $400,000 camel meant to stand at new U.S. Embassy in islamabad
# Is Musharraf preparing to leave Pakistan?
Iran
# Iran director screens film to save man on death row
# How far did Turkey go to help Iran avoid sanctions?
# Former U.S. hostage angry about UN envoy appointee
Caucasus
# Turkey trade with Russia diverted through Georgia
# Armenian bill would ban online anonymity
Central Asia
# Moscow deploys missiles to Kazakhstan border
# Uzbekistan tightens Internet cafe scrutiny
# Karimova's selfies from house arrest
Of Interest
# Google public DNS intercepted in Turkey
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