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The Rundown -- March 11

RFE/RL in the Media
# Business Insider cites RFE/RL reporting on Russian military flights
# Suspects in Nemtsov murder withdraw confessions -- say they came under duress
# Russia running out of money for corporate bailouts
# Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a "year of friendship"
# U.S. says more Russian tanks and equipment have crossed the Ukraine border; Obama resisting pressure to arm
# NY Times Graphic: Russia's Endgame in Ukraine
Eastern Europe
# Belarus wants "dialogue" with North Korea
# IS airs video of child apparently executing Israeli-Arab man
# IS reportedly uses mock executions to keep hostages on toes
# Large parts of Tikrit seized by Iraqi forces; fears that Shi'ite militias will take vengeance on local populations
# Zarif's response to Republican letter is passive-agressive
# Saudi Arabia preparing behind the scenes for nuclear deal
# Large Iran role in seizure of Tikrit
# The Arab fighters at war in Afghanistan
# "Afghanistan’s Little Cricket Team That Could" - Andrew Heger, Foreign Policy
# Pakistan ends death penalty moratorium after seven years
# Study backs 5th century historian's date for discovering Armenia
# Armenian leaders establish rights award to commemorate centenary of mass killings
# "The Kremlin Pulls on Georgia" - Michael Cecire, Foreign Policy
Central Asia
# Russia's army attracts Tajikistan's unemployed
Of Interest