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The Rundown -- June 18


RFE/RL in the Media

# RFE/RL mentioned in Foreign Policy piece about new IG audit of BBG
# "The Atlantic" cites a 2006 article by Luke Allnutt on Amercans' knowledge of the outside world
# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL Afghanistan video
Iraq
# Crisis threatens Chinese oil investments
# Did Assad aid ISIL rise to gain sympathy of West?"
# "Can Iraq Be Saved?" - Zalmay Kalizad, "National Interest"
# ViceNews video of new "border" between ISIL and Kurds
Iran
# Profile of Qassim Suleimani, the "puppeteer of the Middle East"
# Google Play accessible in Iran for first time in a year
# Iran's intelligence minister warns that emails are not private
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Over 2,500 complaints following Afghanistan election
# Abdullah alleges vote rigging
# General says U.S. increasing surveillance on Afghanistan-Pakistan border
# Why Pakistan may not win in fight against militants
Ukraine
# "What Options Do Putin and Ukraine Have Left?" - Linda Kinstler, "New Republic
# Ukraine election narrowly avoided destruction from hackers
# Ukraine suspects terrorism in gas pipeline explosion in the east
# Russian television reporter killed in Ukraine
Russia
# Serbia and Russia say they will go ahead with South Stream
# Growing arms trade between Russia and Europe
# U.S. space industry take steps towards ending Russia dependence
# Russia oil trove "locked" without U.S. technology
Eastern Europe
# Belarus "pleased" with Iranian-made cars
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan trumps Britain for Chinese investment cash
# Kazakhstan demands extradition of Khrapunov
# Ukraine troubles an opportunity for Kazakh chocolate
Of Interest
# Twitter: don't do this
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