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The Rundown -- July 10


RFE/RL in the Media
# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL Afghan video of UN press conference in Kabul
# "Guardian" cites Claire Bigg's interview with Emin Milli
Russia
# Russia now reportedly shooting at separatists trying to cross border
# Nationalists and rebels angry at Putin
# Dugin calls war between Russia and Ukraine "inevitable"
# Ukrainian pilot captured and charged in Russia with journalists' deaths
# Edward Snowden asks to stay longer in Russia
Ukraine
# "Is There a Future for Ukraine?" - Peter Pomerantsev, "The Atlantic"
# "Putin's Three Choices on Ukraine" - Zbigniew Brzezinski, "Washington Post"
Eastern Europe
# Mixed feelings in Moldova over EU accords
Iraq
# Islamic state seizes former chemical weapons site; and Iraq claims they have seized nuclear materials too
# War straining country's largest cemetery
# "Why Iraq is More Stable Than You Think" - Douglas Ollivant, Politico
Iran
# Iran sends three attack planes to Iraqi government
# Kerry expected to join teetering Iran talks
# Iran says it has offered a way to ease impasse over underground reactor
# "Open the Files on the Iran Coup" - Roham Alvandi, "New York Times"
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# More than 1,000 children killed so far this year in Afghanistan, according to UN
# Vice documentary on abandoned U.S. interpreters
# Pakistani terror group swears allegiance to Islamic State
# Alumni rage at admissions reforms at elite Pakistan English-language school
Central Asia
# Kyrgyzstan bitcoin experiment holds promise for migrant workers
# More in Uzbekistan may be pondering emigration with new Russian citizenship rules
# Niyazov book no longer required reading in Turkmenistan
Caucasus
# The Georgian roots of an ISIL commander
Of Interest
# An argument for continuing to spy on the Germans
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