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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- March 10

RFE/RL in the Media

# RFE/RL reporting on Ukraine cited in NPR, "USA Today,International Business Times and "The Atlantic
# Anne Applebaum suggests increased funding for RFE/RL in "The Telegraph
# Read Rim Gilfanov in Al Jazeera on the stakes for Crimean Tatars 
 
Ukraine
Rival rallies in Crimea hold different visions for the peninsula's future 
# Hague warns of "real shooting conflict
# Why Crimea "might be worse off" under Russian rule 
# New Ukraine government looks to avoid past pitfalls 
# EU foreign policy after Ukraine 
# "The Age-Old Connection Between Russia and Ukraine Is Over" - Vitaly Portnikov, "The New Republic" 
# Photo: Billboard presents choice between Ukraine/Russia 
# Video: Khodorkovsky emotional in address to Maidan: "There's another Russia"  
 
Russia
# Russian Ambassador says ethnic-Russian Latvians may more easily attain visas 
# "Russia Power Plays" - Lynnley Browning, "Newsweek" 
# Crimean Tatar parliamentarian says Russia risks jihad 
# Iceland PM says conflict could cause problems with Arctic cooperation 
# "Russia Has Already Lost the War" - Chrystia Freeland, "New York Times" 
 
Iran
Ashton in Iran to discuss nuclear deal 
# Can moderates in Iran hold off extremists
# Iranian Sunnis complain of discrimination 
# Attitudes towards capital punishment shifting in Iran 
# Video: Life as an "illegal" rock star in Iran 
 
Iraq
# New fiction explores terror and violence in Iraq 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghan Vice President dies 
# Abdullah Abdullah defends troops in Afghanistan 
# "Is Afghanistan Really Impossible to Conquer?" - William Dalrymple, BBC 
# How Pakistan's moves against the Taliban could complicate Afghan ties 
# Pakistan's first women-only bus  
 
Balkans
# Serbia's economy fraught 
# "Serbia Deserves Its EU Dream" - "Financial Times" editorial 
 
Central Asia
# Loan woman protests detention of children in Kazakhstan 
# Ukraine crisis brings more risk to Kazakhstan devaluation 
# NGO alliance brings HPV shots to Uzbekistan in 2015  
# How Uzbek media covers the Ukraine conflict 
 
 
Of Interest
# What's new in digital and social media research 

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