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The Rundown -- March 13

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Mar. 12i
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March 12, 2014
Afghan security forces repel a militant attack, Ukrainians in the west start a "mini-Euromaidan," Kyrgyz demonstrate in support of the jailed ex-speaker of parliament, plus stories from Azerbaijan, Iraq, Macedonia, and Pakistan in this roundup of news from countries covered by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Mar. 12

RFE/RL in the Media

Slate cites Farangis Najbullah's story on Zhironovsky's attempt to get rid of "primitive asiatic" letter; read it in "The Atlantic
# "New Republic" embeds Bruce Jacobs' interview with Natalie Sedletska on Yanukovych's documents 
# Congressman highlights Havel's support of RFE/RL in House speech (Prague Post)
 
Ukraine
# Kyiv looks for military support from NATO allies, but they're unlikely to get it 
# Pro-Russian sentiment high in Ukraine's easternmost city 
# Crimean ballot doesn't really leave options
# Yatsenyuk says in Washington that he wants "equal partnership" with Russia 
# Ukraine and the politics of transliteration 
# Ukraine's interim president's "Message to Moscow" in "New York Times" 
# "The West Illusions About Ukraine" - David Hendrickson, "National Interest" 
# "Vladimir Putin's Hilarious Lies" - Oleg Kashin, "New Republic" 
 
Russia
# Lenta.Ru chief fired in apparent crackdown, and lots of staff quit
# U.S. queries London's embrace of oligarchs
# Crimea could cost Russia billions
# Russian businesses readying for Iran-style sanctions
# Translated piece in "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" about Right Sector leader Yarosh 
# "Sorry, Putin Isn't Crazy" - Jeffrey Tayler, Foreign Policy 
# "The West's Do-Somethings Will Do Nothing For Ukraine" - Simon Jenkins, "Guardian" 
 
Belarus
# Minsk says Moscow sending warplanes to answer NATO 
# Opposition changing tactics in Belarus 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Top Afghanistan commander warns of risks of pullout
# Group says British-Swedish journalist killed for being "M16 spy"
# Last Canadians leave Afghanistan 
# Karachi gang fight leaves 15 dead 
# UN monitor says no Pakistani civilians were killed by U.S. drones in 2013 
 
Iraq
# Sunni tribal leaders say Fallujah is "part of a revolution
# Appeal by HRW against draft Iraq law to legalize marriage for nine-year-olds 
 
Iran
# Iran hosts pro-regime Syria conference 
# Thaw can set off $6 billion market for steel 
# Ashton's "balancing act" in Iran 
# Moon rebukes Rohani for failing human rights in Iran 
# "Working With Iran on Syria" - Jonathan Stevenson, "New York Times' 
 
Central Asia
# Swiss probe Karimova for money-laundering 
# Vimpelcom investigated over Uzbekistan business 
# A border "flashpoint" between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan 
# Nazarbayev calls for protecting Ukraine territorial integrity in call with Obama  
# Kazakhstan hopes to bring $6 billion out of shadow economy
 
Of Interest
# The Times 'mini-newsroom for mobile'  

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