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The Rundown -- August 12


RFE/RL in the Media
# Luke Johnson interviewed on the Bill Press Show
# "Newsweek" cites RFE/RL coverage of Nagorno Karabakh conflict
# YahooNews uses RFE/RL video of pro-Ukraine battalions battling for Donetsk town
Russia
# Russia dispatches 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Ukraine; NATO warns of "high probability" of invasion
# "Putin Has Stumbled in Ukraine" - Fyodor Lukyanov, "Moscow Times"
# Russia turns to China for defense and aerospace equipment
# "Putin's Dilemma" - Sergei Guriev, Project Syndicate
Ukraine
# Germany asks Ukraine to forgo sanctions that threaten gas transit
# Last week: Moscow will start Ukraine invasion with humanitarian aid mission
# Ukraine's Azov Battalion has a lot of Neo Nazis
Eastern Europe
# Do Belarusian farmers stand to profit from Russia sanctions?
Iraq
# Inside Obama's push for regime change in Iraq
# A breakdown of Iraq's political crisis
# Power struggle comes to Baghdad's streets
# Maliki a "source of frustration" for two U.S. presidents
# The Gulf War photo no one would publish
Iran
# Iran's parliament votes to forbid vasectomies
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghan army kills at least 51 militants in 24 hour operation
# Islamabad reportedly may be sealed off
# "Wrath of Khan" - "Economist"
Central Asia
# Can Dushanbe "keep the lid" on the Internet?
# Turkmenistan human trafficking survivors rebuild their lives
# Russia pledges $500 million to Kyrgyzstan for Eurasian Union integration
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry criticizes Polish Foreign Ministry for statement on arrests of rights' activists
Of Interest
# What happens when you like everything on Facebook
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