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The Rundown -- January 23

RFE/RL in the Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari's story about Iran destroying thousands of satellites picked up by Business Insider and Vice
# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL Afghan service video of Kabul protests against Charlie Hebdo
# Russian legislator says Russians should eat less to compensate for rising food prices
# Russia moves forward with Turkey gas pipeline
# Putin's inner circle is shrinking as he becomes suspicious of disenchanted oligarchs
# Washington Post: Ukraine should not just be a "hiccup" in relations with Russia
# Pro-Russian forces gaining ground as mortar hits Donetsk city bus, airport cleared and Ukrainian "cyborgs" forced to march in Donetsk
# "The Death of Ukraine’s Cyborg Army" - James Miller and Pierre Vaux, Foreign Policy
# At Davos, Poroshenko struggles to woo foreign investors
Iraq/Syria/Saudi Arabia
# King Abdullah dies; successor may have dementia
# Ambassador says air strikes have killed more than half of IS' leadership
# U.S. and Iraq are preparing summer offensive to retake Mosul
# Japanese hostage deadline passes as IS says it will soon make statement
# Khamenei's open letter to Western youth about Islam
# Transcripts from Argentine phone calls detail efforts to shield Iran
# Mossad, breaking ranks with Netanyahu, tells U.S. sanctions will kill Iran nuclear deal
# On chances for IS success in making inroads in Afghanistan
# Bloomberg says China can help end Afghanistan war
# Pakistan wants Afghan refugees to go home
# Russian soldier pleads guilty in Gyumri massacre
Of Interest
# New York Times Twitter lessons