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The Rundown -- June 26


RFE/RL in the Media
# Read Fred Petrossian in Global Post on censorship in Iran
# News Oklahoma cites Oleksiy Arunyan's story about the consequences of banning methadone clinics in Crimea
# Vox uses RFE/RL map of hypothetical future Iraq and Syria
Russia
# Russian stocks have completely rebounded since sanctions tumble
# Follow the money to see why sanctions aren't working
# Additional sanctions may be delayed
# "Putin Is Not A Nationalist" - Andrei Tsygankov, "Moscow Times"
# Russian Twitter account spoofs State's UkraineProgress with IraqProgress
Ukraine
# Ukraine FM welcomes Russian move to vote down Putin right to use force
# Ukraine to sign EU Association Agreement on Friday
# Right Sector seizes oil refinery belonging to partner of Yanukovych's son
# Germany playing "good cop, bad cop" on Ukraine
Iraq
# Spying dropoff preceded fresh insurgency
# ISIL tries to grab its own airforce
# Iraq's Kurds weigh going it alone
# One Iraqi fighter who came back from Syria to fight ISIL at home
# "Questions Rebels Use to Tell Sunni From Shiite" - Alissa Rubin, "New York Times'
Iran
# Iran and Syria now involved in Iraq efforts against militants as U.S. sends in troops; Kerry issues light warning to Syria
# Iran sending in drones and supplies
# Three Iranian troops killed near Iraq border
# Bosnia sinks Iran, ending hopes of advancing; Portuguese coach quits
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Displaced in Pakistan rises to 450,000 as military operation continues
# Afghan forces fight Taliban onslaught in the south
# Airlines halt flights to Peshawar after attack
# Dung-free milk desire drives Engro food sales in Pakistan
Caucasus
# "Azerbaijan: A Country of Amputated Spirits"- Arzu Geybullayeva, Al Jazeera
Central Asia
# Russia and China "talk past each other" at SCO meeting
Of Interest
# "Times" ending the Lede blog
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