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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- March 4

Ukraine -- A Russian serviceman stands on duty near a map of the Crimea region near the city of Kerch, March 4, 2014
Ukraine -- A Russian serviceman stands on duty near a map of the Crimea region near the city of Kerch, March 4, 2014

RFE/RL in the Media


RIA Novosti cites RFE/RL Russian Service in its article: "Russia Seeks Ukrainian Who Allegedly Sought Warlord’s Help."
OSCE Representative Dunja Mijatovic says that RFE/RL journalists were assaulted in Donestsk and Kharkiv.
centralasiaonline.com mentions an interview posted on RFE/RL's Turkmen service's website February 28.

Afghanistan/Pakistan

War Deaths Top 13,000 in Afghan Security Forces New York Times
Fatal Attack Rattles Court Complex in Pakistani Capital New York Times
Tension grows over Iranian guards seized in Pakistan Times
#  EDITORIAL Frustration With Afghanistan New York Times

Iran

Signs grow of Iranian involvement in Bahrain unrest Financial Times
Iran sentences student activist to seven years in prison for 'peaceful protest' Guardian
How Iran Could Benefit from the U.S.-Russia Standoff Stratfor
# HUGH SHELTON Show muscle in nuclear negotiations with Iran Chicago Tribune

Balkans

# Croatia accuses Serbia of 1990s genocide BBC

Eastern Europe

Ukrainians, take it from a Bosnian: the EU flag is just a rag in the wind Guardian
#  EDITORIAL The West must assuage the fears of former Soviet republics Washington Post

Caucasus

Countries in Russia's Periphery Look East and West Stratfor

Ukraine

Russian forces expand control of Crimea Washington Post
Kiev Cites Campaign of Pressure by Russia New York Times
Ukraine crisis resurrects Cold War ghosts Washington Post
Ukraine premier agrees to reforms for aid package Financial Times
Behind the West's Miscalculations in Ukraine Wall Street Journal
Russia wages propaganda war over Ukraine Financial Times
#  NATALKA SNIADANKO The Myth of a Divided Ukraine New York Times
#  OLGA DUKHNICH Crimea: Russia’s Next Afghanistan? New York Times
#  JUSTINIAN JAMPOL Smashing Lenin Won’t Save Ukraine New York Times
#  EUGENE ROBINSON In the Ukraine crisis, the U.S. has a credibility problem Washington Post
#  INTERVIEW (Brzezinski) Formally recognize Ukraine, prepare NATO troops Christian Science Monitor
 
Russia

Top Russians Face Sanctions by U.S. for Crimea Crisis New York Times
The Economic Levers That Might Stop Putin Wall Street Journal
Putin’s Crimea Propaganda Machine Daily Beast
Struggling Russian economy faces risk of more setbacks Financial Times
Russian Markets Shudder Under Threat of Sanctions Wall Street Journal
UK seeking to ensure Russia sanctions do not harm City of London Guardian
#  ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI Putin’s aggression in Ukraine needs a response Washington Post
#  GIDEON RACHMAN Russia is in no position to fight a new cold war Financial Times
#  EDITORIAL Putin's Achilles' Heel Wall Street Journal
#  ROGER COHEN Putin's Crimean Crime New York Times
#  GEORGE WILL Misreading Putin, and history Washington Post
#  DAVID BROOKS Putin Can’t Stop New York Times
#  ANALYSIS - As Prime Russian Trading Partner, Germany Appears Crucial to Ending Crisis New York Times
 
Central Asia
 
Kyrgyzstan: The Next Ukraine? The Diplomat
 
Of Interest

The 2014 World's Billionaires List Forbes
Bill Gates regains top spot as world's richest person BBC
Giant virus revived from deep freeze in Siberian tundra Los Angeles Times
30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life' BBC
 

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