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The Rundown -- June 13


RFE/RL in the Media

# RFE/RL Azerbaijani service cited several times in Foreign Policy article about Azerbaijan lobbying and corruption
# In Real Clear Politics, Lee Edwards says RFE/RL "encouraged Hungarians to rebel" in 1956
# CNN uses RFE/RL video from Rostov and from Iraq
Iraq
# AP describes horrifying new ISIL videos and campaign of intimidation
# Kurds take Kirkuk as ISIL threatens advance on Baghdad
# Many of those who fled Mosul now returning back home
# "The Battle for Iraq Is a Saudi War on Iran" - Simon Henderson, Foreign Policy
# Profile of ISIL head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Jihad's rising leader
Iran
# Iran reportedly sends in Revolutionary Guard to help Iraq win back territory
# Rohani says Iran "ready to intervene"
# Iran about to execute 33 Sunnis accused of killing cleric
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# On Afghanistan, "all of America is AWOL"
# Using theater to fight against the Taliban
# CBS Investigation: Wasted money in Afghanistan
# Eyewitness accounts from Pakistan airport attack
Ukraine
# Ukraine claims Russia is letting rebels bring in tanks
# Ukraine rejects Putin gas discount offer
# The economics behind the eastern upheaval
Russia
# Putin and Poroshenko hold first phone call
# "Putin to Russia: We Will Bury Ourselves" - Owen Matthews, "Newsweek"
Caucasus
# Your government may be corrupt, but is it Azerbaijan corrupt?
# Kiselyov says Armenians should speak Russian
Balkans
# Blood feuds still prevail in Albania
# Bosnian soccer takes root in Iowa
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