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The Rundown -- August 27

RFE/RL in the Media
# Gawker quotes Carl Schreck story about American volunteer in Ukraine, but gives credit to "NYT"
# "Roll Call" opinion says Congress should stop funding RFE/RL because it doesn't say enough nice things about Azerbaijan government
# Putin and Poroshenkp hold talks as Russia admits soldiers in Ukraine by "accident"
# In new front in southern Ukraine, "strong indications" that shells, tanks coming from Russia
# Video shows large column of Chechen fighters, apparently preparing to enter Ukraine
# "Donetsk Is Neither Grozny Nor Stalingrad" - Mark Galeotti, "Moscow Times"
# Russia's new air force "is a mystery"
# Europe's farmers feel weight of Russian ban
# "Putin Pops Russia’s Tech Bubble" - Kevin Maney, "Newsweek"
# U.S. surveillance planes said to be flying over Syria
# A new name for IS? (QSIS)
# Locations of bases U.S. can use for airstrikes
# Iran supplying weapons to Iraqi Kurds
# "U.S. and Iran Hit ISIS, Ignore Each Other" - Eli Lake, Daily Beast
# Saudi Arabia and Iran hold "constructive" talks
# U.S. Coast Guard fires on Iranian fishing boat
# U.S.'s diplomat general leaves Afghanistan
# Afghanistan to ask UN to help stop rocket attacks from Pakistan
# Militant groups taking root in Pakistan cities
# "Hard-Line Splinter Group, Galvanized by ISIS, Emerges From Pakistani Taliban" - Ihsanullah Tipu Mehsud and Declan Walsh, "New York Times"
Central Asia
# Two killed in border skirmish between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan