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The Rundown -- March 19

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Mar. 18i
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March 18, 2014
Air strikes against an antigovernment group in Iraq, protests over a park in Georgia, and a retro computer exhibition in Belarus, plus more stories from Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - March 18

RFE/RL in the Media

# Read Tom Balmforth and Daisy Sindelar on how Maidan is coping in "The Atlantic"
# CNN uses RFE/RL video of Ukraine recruits in training
CBS uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service photos for piece on Ukrainian opposition members in Crimea 
# Kurt Volker calls for increased RFE/RL and VOA funding in Foreign Policy
 
Russia
# "Putin 3.0" - Mark Galeotti 
# "Helping Ukraine is Punishing Russia" - Steven Pifer, Brookings
# Growing support in Congress for kicking Russia out of G8
# "If Not a Cold War, a Return to a Chilly Rivalry" - Peter Baker, "New York Times" 
# Rogozin threatens to cancel arms control contract with France 
# Umarov reportedly dead
# Infographic: how the German and Russian economies are mutually dependent
 
Ukraine
# First blood: 2 reportedly killed during assault on Ukrainian military base in Crimea 
# Residents of eastern Ukraine warn of guerilla war if Russia invades
# Crisis weighs on Germany's economic outlook
# "For Some in Ukraine, Russia's Pull Runs Deep" - David Filipov, "Boston Globe" 
# Crimea "edit war" on Wikipedia
 
Moldova
# Moldova warns Russia over annexation of Transnistria
# Pro-Russian activists "appeal" to Russia for support for succession 
 
Iran
# EU says Ukraine crisis will not affect Iran nuclear talks; but shadow of Ukraine hangs over
# Iran takes legal action against opposition members held in house arrest 
# Al Jazeera Iran talks liveblog
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan opposes U.S. giving military supplies to Pakistan
# "Pakistan's Culture Wars" - Bina Shah, "New York Times" 
# Sharif urged to open second front against Taliban
# Does Saudia Arabia expect help in Syria in exchange for $1.5 billion gift?
 
Central Asia
# A new "great game" with U.S. and China begins in Central Asia 
# Kazakhstan president's brother fighting ex-wife over $20 million Manhattan apartment
# Kyrgyz living in Afghanistan ask Kyrgyzstan government to resettle them
 
Balkans
# Serbia nabbed drug boss with the help of the CIA
 
Caucasus
# "If History is a Guide, Crimea's Enthusiasm Might Wane" - Olesya Vartanyan and Ellen Barry, "New York Times" 
Crackdown eyed after Azerbaijan sentences opposition leaders 
 
Of Interest
# A simple theory about the Malaysia Airlines flight 

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