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The Rundown -- August 19


RFE/RL in the Media
# RFE/RL Iraq Service English Twitter account cited in "Telegraph" liveblog on Iraq crisis
# RFE/RL Ukrainian Service's Oksana Pelenska appears on Czech TV 24; as does Brian Whitmore
# Reason cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service reporting on conflict in eastern Ukraine
# Man accused of killing RFE/RL Iraqi Service bureau chief sentenced to life imprisonment
# Repubblica cites RFE/RL coverage of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (Italian)
Russia
# "Hungary Eyes Russia's 'Illiberal' Model" - Kristina Jovanovski, Al Jazeera
# With aid convoy, Russia successfully changes the conversation
# Could Russia Today have prevented the Iraq War?
# Meet the Russia bulls
Ukraine
# Dozens of civilians said killed in convoy
# Photos: Ukraine's Donbas battalion
Iraq
# Pope endorses use of force in Iraq to protect minorities
# Fears in Baghdad that U.S. abandoning it in favor of Kurdish regions
# Iraqi Sunnis pushing for more concessions
# U.S. may at least tacitly be working with PKK, as force takes on more active role
Iran
# Cameron prepared to work with Iran to battle ISIL
# An argument for working with Iran to defeat ISIL
# 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iran
# Iran's taxi library
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Why the escalation this year along Afghanistan's eastern border?
# Signs that the war in Afghanistan is ending
# Pakistan protesters in showdown with government
Balkans
# Pushing the boundaries of digital diplomacy in Kosovo
# Suspected jihadists under house arrest in Kosovo
Central Asia
# India's quest for energy in Central Asia
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