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The Rundown -- June 17


RFE/RL in the Media

# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL video of checkpoints in Islamabad
Iraq
# Why some Iraqis want to give ISIL a chance
# Iraq orders complete Internet shutdown in five provinces
# Tony Blair pens essay on Iraq and the Middle East
# Iraq crisis in maps, photos and videos
# "ISIS Will Fail in Iraq, and Iran Will Be the Victor" - Steven Simon, "New York Times"
Iran
# Kerry say U.S. could work with Iran to quell Iraq violence
# Iran intervention in Iraq would come with its own bevy of risks
# Iran nuclear talks at critical stage
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Obama faces new test on ending America's wars
# Abdullah claims widespread election fraud, and some officials blaming Karzai
# Pakistani airstrikes hit Taliban strongholds
# Pakistani Taliban threaten retalitory strikes on Lahore and Islamabad
# I could have carried polio out of Pakistan, and no one would have known
Ukraine
# IRI poll shows strong support for Russian language Ukrainian media
# Poroshenko to propose cease-fire with Ukraine rebels
# Meet eastern Ukraine's emerging warlords
Russia
# Life inside one of Russia's closed cities
# Gazprom cuts gas supply to Ukraine as talks fail
# At least 38,000 troops amassed on border again, according to Ukraine
# NATO claims its photos can prove where mysterious Russian tanks came from
Eastern Europe
# Belarus blocks import of Ukrainian candy
# Russia warns Moldova on EU integration risks
Central Asia
"Kyrgyzstan: Democracy Under Pressure"- Ahmed Rashid, "Financial Times
# Uzbekistan's Bukhara Jews could disappear within a decade
Of Interest
# How to write an Upworthy headline (if you want to)
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