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The Rundown -- March 16


RFE/RL in the Mediab
# Read Daud Khattak in Foreign Policy on the dangers of Taliban peace talks
# Breitbart cites RFE/RL on rumors of Putin's whereabouts; Global Post cites Brian Whitmore on the topic
# Digital Journal op-ed by Ted Lipien criticizes RFE/RL for jumping "on the bandwagon" with Putin rumors
Russia
# Putin, in Crimea documentary, says Russia was ready to put nuclear weapons on standby; surprised by how easy it was
# Novaya Gazeta publishes more information on Russian troll farms
# On Seumas Milne's pro-Russian line in the Guardian
Ukraine
# Poroshenko submits draft law on self-government for separatist-held areas; also says truce "not working"
# "Bringing Ukraine Back From the Brink" - Natalie Jaresko, Wall Street Journal
Iraq/Syria
# IS suffering significant losses in Iraq
# Reports that IS fighters using chlorine as weapons
# Former Spanish hostage tells of torture at hands of IS
Iran
# Kerry says deal could be reached in "days"
# Mullen: Iran more dangerous to U.S. than IS
# Netanyahu tried to cancel intelligence briefing for U.S. senators in Israel
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# CIA money from secret fund reportedly ended up in hands of al-Qaida
# Obama administration to leave far more troops than originally planned in Afghanistan
# Deadly blasts hit Pakistan churches in Lahore
Balkans
# National mourning in Serbia after helicopter carrying baby crashes
Caucasus
# Georgia's "disastrous" attempt to bring prisons to "European standards"

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