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The Rundown -- August 29


RFE/RL in the Media
# Read Daisy Sindelar's profile of Leyla and Arif Yunis in the "Guardian"
# Read Glenn Kates and RFE/RL Russian Service in the "Guardian" on Russians asking "are we at war?"
# Read Brian Whitmore in the "Atlantic" on Russia's next "frozen conflict"
# "Economist" cites cartoon by RFE/RL's Balkans Service
# RFE/RL Russian journalists tell Forbes Russian about emails with insults and threats (RU)
# "New Republic" cites RFE/RL feature about Russian soldiers turning up in Ukraine
# YahooNews uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of protest in Kyiv
Ukraine
# Russian troops, tanks gain ground in southeastern Ukraine
# Obama does not call it an invasion, but Power tough at UN
Russia
# In late night release Putin notes "visible success" of "Novorossiya," calls on it to free Ukrainian troops in "humanitarian corridor"
# "Mr. Putin's Wake Up Call" - "Economist"
# Is it just about "learning to talk to" Putin?
# "How to Stop Putin’s War in Ukraine" - Stephen Pifer, Politico
# "Putin Ends the Interregnum" - Lilia Shevtsova, American Interest
Iraq/Syria
# Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies
# How IS became the richest terrorist group in the world
# Iraqi Christians weigh taking up arms against IS
# The many ways to map the Islamic State

Iran

# Russia and Iran foreign ministers to meet in Moscow over Tehran's nuclear program
# Iran was first to supply Kurds with weapons to battle IS
# U.S. may use a national security law to halt lawsuit against Iran group
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Yemen
# Historic Afghan minaret in danger of collapse
# Afghanistan and Pakistan crises throw U.S. planning into flux
# Army intervenes in Pakistan political crisis
# Hindus facing eviction from Pakistan army
Central Asia
# Afghanistan and Tajik officials complete joint border management course
Caucasus
Of Interest
# Journalists haunted by clicks
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