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The Rundown -- September 22


RFE/RL in the Media

# "London Review of Books" reviews Abubakar Siddique's "The Pashtun Question"
# AOL uses RFE/RL Iraqi Service video of bombing aftermath in Kirkuk
# Slate writes about Lyubov Chizhova's "very matter of fact" interview with Yevgeny Chichvarkin
# Breitbart cites RFE/RL reporting on Russia detaining Lithuanian fishing vessel
Russia
# Thousands protest in Moscow antiwar demonstration
# Russia says Scottish vote may have been rigged
# Putin considering plan to unplug Internet "in an emergency"
# One-fifth of Russian oil production at risk due to sanctions
Ukraine
# Fighting continues despite new agreements in Minsk
# Donbas's disappearing Jewish community
Iraq/Syria
# "Iraq: The Outlaw State" - Max Rodenbeck, "New York Review of Books"
# A more direct threat than IS
# Bloomberg editorial: Obama is "Iraq's only honest broker"
# Baghdad's "peace carnival"
Iran
# China and Iran to conduct joint naval exercises
# Iran wants more flexibility on its enrichment program in exchange for IS help
# Iran judiciary says Tango, Viber and WhatsApp should be blocked
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# NATO eyes "very fast" security deal with Afghanistan
# Refugees deported from Australia reportedly killed in Afghanistan
# Khan gathers thousands in Karachi
Caucasus
# Saakashvili's life in Williamsburg exile
Of Interest
# David Brooks would spend $500 million on making us friends
# China, the climate and the fate of the planet
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