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The Rundown -- February 2

RFE/RL in the Media
# Slate picks up RFE/RL report on Ukraine separatists organizing a "conference of unrecognized states"
# Inquisitor uses RFE/RL coverage of the alleged unmasking of Putin's daughter
# Digital Journal cites RFE/RL Russian Service coverage of mother of seven imprisoned in Russia
# Russia awards $3 billion Crimea bridge contract to Rotenberg, Putin's old Judo partner
# Five Russian nuclear weapons of war the West should fear
# "Spy vs. Nonspy in Putin’s Russia" - Julia Ioffe, New York Times
# U.S. officials edging towards supplying arms to Ukraine
# Rebels report heavy losses in Debaltseve as civilians flee
# Donetsk separatists legalize private coal mining
# The Ukrainian journalist trying to avoid conscription
# What moviegoers in Baghdad think of American Sniper
# Assad still "too delusional" to end war says interviewer
# Iraq's PM pledges hard line against alleged militia abuses
# UN says nearly 1,400 died in Iraq violence in January
# Rohani accuses hardliners of "cheering on" other side
# Iran has Holocaust cartoon contest in response to Charlie Hebdo
# Why new Iran sanctions are looking less likely
# "What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan?" - Robert Grenier, Atlantic
# Kabul Charlie Hebdo protests turn violent
# Language politics back in the spotlight in Afghanistan
# Is Pakistan really cracking down on terrorism?
# Mourners bury dead after gruesome mosque bombing
# Macedonia authorities allege plot to overthrow the government
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