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The Rundown -- April 23


RFE/RL in the Media

# Council on Foreign Relations cites Daisy Sindelar's interview with Ivan Lozowy
# Today's Zaman cites RFE/RL reporting on Crimean Tatar leader
Russia
# Navalny may be jailed for a long time after latest conviction
# New law restricts Russian bloggers
# "Putin's Empire of the Mind" - Mark Galleotti and Andrew Bowen, Foreign Policy
# Can Snowden survive against Putin?
# DC theatre cancels major Russian theatre festival
Ukraine
# Doubts raised about photos tying Russian units to Ukraine
# After body of politician found in Slovyansk, Turchynov relaunches "antiterror" operation
# Simon Ostrovsky, Vice News correspondent, detained in Slovyansk
# In Ukraine both sides call the other fascist
# Donetsk cousins: one's a Ukrainian nationalist, the other's a separatist
# Poroshenko visited Israel in secret to ask for support for territorial integrity
# "Fact sheet" on U.S. crisis support for Ukraine
Eastern Europe
# U.S. sending 600 ground troops to eastern Europe this week
# Belarusian vacationers to avoid Crimea this year
# Lukashenka warns against repeat of Ukraine "mistakes"
Iran
# Iran's divorce rate is rising
# #mustseeIran hashtag creates two very different pictures of Iran
# In letters, Evin prisoners describe brutal attack
# "The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is Working" - Joe Cirincione, "The Atlantic"
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Will Afghanistan and Pakistan resume proxy war after U.S. withdrawal?
# Republicans say leaving fewer than 10,000 troops would be "fatal mistake"
# Pakistan army demands Geo news closure
Iraq
# Iraq teeters on the edge of civil war
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan vets burn magazines comparing Putin to Hitler
# Nazarabayev's nephew in New York apartment row
Balkans
Of Interest
# Reporting on drone strikes
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