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The Rundown -- May 22


RFE/RL in the Media

# Golnaz Esfandiari quoted in BBC and "Guardian" and interviewed on PRI on arrest of "happy" Iranians
Ukraine
# Rifts among the separatists come out into the open
# Seven things to know about Ukraine's election
# Committee finds 17 law enforcement officers were killed in Feb 18-21 clashes
Russia
# Why Putin and Xi want to be best buddies
# Russia-China deal could be "death blow" to effectiveness of western sanctions
# Kerry doesn't see "any relationship whatsoever" between gas deal and events in Ukraine
# Russia vows to retaliate against expanded Magnitsky list
# Russian Foreign Ministry demands UK issue "clarification" on Prince Charles linking Putin to Hitler
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan economy falters as NATO mission ends
# Afghanistan's government split as Karzai suspends special forces chiefs
# Women groups being deserted in Afghanistan
# How will Modi change India's relationship with Pakistan?
# "Pakistan's Boko Haram" - Malik Siraj Akbar, Huffington Post
Iran
# Iran mulls sending observers to monitor Syria election
# Iran in the midst of tourism boom
# "New Yorker" profiles Zarif
# Enrichment capacity seen as key hurdle to Iran deal
Central Asia
# New deaths reported in restive east of Tajikistan
Of Interest
# Twitter's "selective censorship"
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