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The Rundown -- February 24

RFE/RL in the Media
# Guardian publishes -- and Daily Mail cites -- Carl Schreck's reporting on the Starbucks posters that outraged Armenians
# Guardian publishes Tom Balmforth's piece on Kremlin traffic vigilantes
# Breitbart cites RFE/RL's Under the Black Flag blog for reporting on alleged "jihadist" child training camp in Raqqa
# Thousands turn out for Soviet holiday celebration in Donetsk
# Separatists said to be massing near Mariupol; OSCE says ceasefire has lowered military exchanges
# Ukraine recruiting volunteer "i-army"
# Arms suppliers meeting with Ukraine officials in Abu Dhabi; most American still oppose arming Ukraine, but support is up
# "Don't Doubt the Ceasefire" - Michael Kofman, Foreign Affairs
# Four enormous holes found in northern Russia
# Russia crisis hitting Baltic neighbors hard
# "What if Putin Were Nice" - Keith Gessin, Politico
# "Spymania returns to Russia" - Oleg Kashin, OpenDemocracy
Middle East
# The Americans contractors working with the Peshmerga
# Assyrian Christian militia low on resources
# Australian PM considered "invading" Iraq last year
# "Obama's Rushing to Disaster in Iraq" - Eli Lake, Bloomberg
# Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape; details of the forming deal
# Al Jazeera and Guardian release docs showing Netanyahu may have misled UNGA on Iran
# Russia offers to sell surface-to-air missiles to Iran
# Reuters Afghanistan and Pakistan bureau chief dies
# Abdullah says talks with Taliban will start soon
# Refugees "pushed to exits" in Pakistan
# Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up cellphone
# "Pakistan in Its Labyrinth" - Roger Cohen, New York Times
# Azerbaijan devalues currency by one-third amid oil price tumble
# Armenian opposition "in disarray"
Central Asia
# Tajikistan's ruling party holds pre-election rallies by force
Of Interest
# How six news organizations are working with SnapChat