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The Rundown -- February 25

RFE/RL in the Media
# Brian Whitmore interviewed on Czech Television
# Weekly Standard cites RFE/RL reporting on Bosnian cleric on trial for IS recruitment
# Cameron says UK troops will train Ukraine army; move "stuns" Europe
# Novaya Gazeta releases what it says is Kremlin's pre-Maidan strategy for Ukraine crisis
# "Ukraine's Tarnished Poster Child for Reform" - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
# What is Russia up to in the Arctic?
# Kerry: Moscow "lying to my face"
# "Russia Lost the Long Game at Debaltseve" - Alexander Golts, Moscow Times
Eastern Europe
# Lithuania reinstates military conscription
# The dress rehearsal for the Belarusian crackdown
# Former WNBA No. 1 draft pick switches from U.S. to Belarus
Middle East
# Did Turkey cut a deal with IS?
# IS kidnaps dozes of Assyrian Christians
# Who lured three young girls to serve IS in Syria?
# CNN debate: Is IS Islamic?
# White House denies 10 year agreement with Iran
# American music makes a return to Iran
# Iran returns stolen torah scroll recovered by Basij
# IS kidnaps dozens in Afghanistan
# Kerry says Obama to decide soon on Afghanistan troop levels
# US stops consular services at Peshawar mission, issues travel warning
Central Asia
# Former son-in-law of Kazakh president said to commit suicide in Austrian prison
# "Azerbaijan Loses Its Manat Mojo" - Nargiz Rashid, Eurasianet
Of Interest
# The Flight MH370 is in Kazakhstan theory gets New York magazine treatment