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The Rundown -- December 4

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RFE/RL in the Media

# "Jerusalem Post" quotes RFE/RL Ukrainian Service coverage of protests 
 
Ukraine
# "With Russia in Mind, U.S. Stays Mostly Mum on Ukraine Unrest" - Anne Gearan, "Washington Post" 
# "A Readers Guide to the Protests in Ukraine" - Kathy Lally, "Washington Post" 
# "How the EU Pushed Ukraine East" - Nicolai Petro, "New York Times" 
# Five charts meant to help explain what's happening 
# Protests increase risk of currency crisis 
 
Eastern Europe
# Kerry visits Moldova for a few hours -- more time than he spent in Ukraine  
# Belarus opposition to hold rally in support of Ukraine protesters 
 
Russia
# Russian liberals watch Ukraine with envy 
# At 61 percent, Putin's approval at lowest level since 2000 
# Russia will offer Ukraine cheaper gas if it joins its customs union 
# Putin says arctic presence necessary to guard against U.S. threat 
 
Iran
# Ahmadinejad challenges Rohani to debate 
# Iran wants to "immediately" export more oil once sanctions lifted 
# "The Case for Giving Iran's Scholar-Diplomats a Chance" - Moises Naim, "The Atlantic"  
# Report says Iran asked Israel for help in soothing ties with the U.S. in 2006 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Iraq FM talks to Afghan counterparts about why security agreement with the U.S. failed 
# Iran publicly opposes U.S-Afghanistan deal 
# Pakistan protests threaten NATO supply routes to Afghanistan 
# The man who warned Congress about Pakistan nuclear weapons in the 1980s 
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan calls for fight against "corrupting influence of the West
# "Syrian Crisis Threatens to Tear Azerbaijan Apart" - Aaron Kovac, "Washington Times" 
# Putin, on visit, cuts gas prices for Armenia 
 
Central Asia
# Turkmen and Uzbek leaders get along 
 
Balkans
# Tito statue rises in Skopje 
 
Of Interest
# The robot-generated newspaper 
# How to build a news app 

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