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The Rundown -- November 20


RFE/RL in the Media
# On Sunday, November 16, German TV, ARD featured "Nastoyashchee Vremya" (Current Time), RFE/RL's signature TV show its weekly Europamagazin program (in German). The part about "Current Time" starts from 20th minute.
Balkans
# The Islamic State and The Balkans. Washington Sends in Prosecutors and “Counter-Terrorism Advisers”, globalresearch.ca
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Pakistan: Why Are Christians Being Persecuted? - Roomana Hukil, IPCS
Iraq/Syria
# ISIS and the Intimate Kill - Simon Kottee, The Atlantic
# The Consequences of Misunderstanding the Middle East - Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy
# Why the World Did Not Know about WMD in Iraq, frontpagemag.com
# What Happened to Immunity for U.S. Troops in Iraq? - Peter D. Feaver, Mitchel B. Reiss, Foreign Policy
Iran
# 5 reasons why Iran wants a nuclear deal, and may fail, USA Today
# Don’t rush into a deal with Iran - Yehuda Yaakov, Boston Globe
# The Iran nuclear talks: Too big to fail?, The Guardian
# An Ahmadinejad comeback? Why rumors are a warning shot for Iran's Rouhani, CS Monitor
# Online "Sigheh"in Iran: Revolutionary or Restricting? - Mehrnaz Samimi, Huffingtom Post
Central Asia
# Turkey’s Strategy for Turkmenistan: What Is Behind Erdoğan’s Last Visit to Ashgabat?, Carnegie Endowment
# East Ukraine: Back in the USSR, The Daily Beast
# Only a vote can end the suffering in eastern Ukraine, Guardian
# Former Soviet Dissident Shares Views on War in Ukraine: A conversation with Ukrainian human rights activist Myroslav Marynovych, aleteia.org
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