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The Rundown -- February 20


RFE/RL in the Media
# Reuters and Deutsche Welle both mention RFE/RL's Prague headquarters in articles about new Prague-based Civil Society Center
# Diplomat cites RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service for Kumtor gold mine reporting
Ukraine
# With Debaltseve taken, fighting moves towards Mariupol, perhaps Artemivsk
# "Ukraine's Phony Peacekeeping Plan" - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
# Washington Post editorial slams White House on Ukraine
# Poroshenko's Roshen being sued
Russia
# Britain sends warplanes to scramble Russian jets off of Cornwall; watch what that looks like
# Russian sanctions leave uneven penalties
# Gary Shteyngart watched Russian TV nonstop for a week
# Pomerantsav on how to beat back Kremlin propaganda
Middle East
# IS leader may have been good at math, not so good at English in high school
# Poll: Majority of Americans support ground troops against IS
# Militants supporting IS seize Libyan university in Sirte
# IS supporters mock CNN over kittens and Nutella segment
Iran
# U.S. accuses Israel of inaccurate leaks on Iran talks
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# In Afghanistan, U.S. "failed to provide an alternative"
# Afghan first lady steps into the spotlight
# Afghan Taliban signals it's ready for peace talks with Kabul
Caucasus
# Jack Straw takes paid Kazakhstan job
Balkans
# Tony Blair takes on role advising Serbian government
# Kosovo does more trade with Serbia than Albania
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