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The Rundown -- September 12

RFE/RL in the Media
# Read Nenad Pejic in "Roll Call" responding to criticism of RFE/RL's lack of propaganda in Azerbaijan
# RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service cited by Eurasianet on arbitration suits in Kyrgyzstan
# RFE/RL mentioned in Daily Signal piece about broadcasting reform
# White House announces new Russia sanctions
# Mark Galeotti on what Putin is thinking and doing
# Russia "seriously concerned" about IS
# The alarming new Ukraine crisis map
# Ukraine begins building wall at Russian border
# HRW: Questions and answers about the laws of war in Ukraine
# Very detailed Ukraine crisis timeline
Eastern Europe
# As of June, a rise in positive perceptions of the EU among Moldovans
# "Obama’s Unauthorized War" - David Cole, "New York Review of Books"
# The new template for U.S. counter-terrorism
# By limiting U.S. goals is Obama making eventual withdrawal less likely?
# Tehran slams coalition announced in Obama's speech; backs efforts to form unity government
# Iran trial for "Happy" video begins
# "What Might Happen If Iran Becomes America’s Covert Ally?" - Hanna Kowlowska, "New York Times"
# "The Only Choice Left For Afghanistan" - Ioannis Koskinas, Foreign Policy
# Is Pakistan's blasphemy law being abused?
# Anti-Taliban cleric rises on message of peace in Pakistan
Central Asia
# Rattled by Russian expansionism, Tashkent looks east
Of Interest