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The Rundown -- June 11


RFE/RL in the Media
# Vice News uses RFE/RL video of residents fleeing violence in Iraq
# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL video of residents fleeing violence in North Waziristan
Iraq
# Insurgents overrun Mosul
# Iraqi soldiers, "exhausted and bereft" shed uniforms and disappear into fleeing crowds
# Insurgents now have access to U.S. arms intended for Iraqi army
# "Iraq Unrest Threatens To Redraw Middle East" - Tim Marshall, Sky News
Russia
# Russia says it foiled terror attacks in Moscow and Crimea
# Should the World Cup be taken from Russia?
# Yakov Smirnoff on being censored by the "department of jokes"
# Russia-China Middle East coordination set to grow
Ukraine
# FMs talk in Moscow as battles continue in the east
# A growing internal displacement crisis in the east
Eastern Europe
# Shushkevich says Soviet Union "making a comeback"
# Belarus detains man in hijacking attempt
Iran
# "Not So Happy in Iran" - Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy
# How much transparency should exist in nuclear negotiations?
# Turkey says Iran gas discount is "not enough"
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Friendly-fire kills five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan soldier
# "Afghanistan’s ‘Runaway’ Injustice" - Patricia Gossman, HRW
# In Pakistan, thousands flee North Waziristan
Balkans
# Christian Science Monitor - Kosovo's election "a step forward"
Central Asia
# Eurasian Union partners fear sanctions could bounce over to them
# Dismantling Gulnara's business empire
# Uzbekistan plans new smartphone company
# Tajikistan military hazing leads to death (including video of abuse)
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi
Of Interest
# How news organizations are using chat apps
# Mobile and social media "intricately linked"
# How to convert Twitter subscribers to email subscribers
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