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The Rundown -- June 25

RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 24i
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June 24, 2014
Civilians continue to stream out of an embattled Pakistani tribal area, shop owners in northwestern Pakistan take to the streets to save their businesses, protesters in Moscow demonstrate to protect the Sochi National Park, plus stories from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - June 24

RFE/RL in the Media
Yahoo News uses RFE/RL video of displaced civilians in North Waziristan 
 
Iraq/Syria
# In Mosul, feared ISIL crackdown has not materialized 
# Iraq crackdown on Internet to prevent spread of ISIL propaganda 
# Why is Ankara recalibrating its Syria policy
# "Obama's Disastrous Iraq Policy: An Autopsy" - Peter Beinart, "The Atlantic"
# The seven al-Qaeda rules ISIL is breaking
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# "Moscow's Afghan Endgame" - Richard Weitz, The Diplomat
# HRW calls on Afghanistan to end "moral crimes" prosecutions
# Navy Seal saviour marked for death by the Taliban
# Pakistan censors "New York Times" story
# Pakistan refugees protest against food shortages
 
Iran
# ISIL hails Messi goal over Iran, calls on him to join jihad
# Rohani breaking norms by fighting back against hardliners
# On Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, "the closest thing Iran has to J. Robert Oppenheimer"
# World Cup euphoria "evoking Iran of our imagination"
Breaking the law to go online in Iran
 
Russia
# Putin renounces right to send troops to Ukraine
# Goble says Putin carrying out "biggest information special op in modern times"
# Austria and Russia sign South Stream deal
# Psaki superimposed into Bulgakov's Heart of a Dog
 
Ukraine
# Ukraine rebels break cease-fire, shoot down government helicopter; Russia reportedly claims Ukraine broke it
# UN estimates 423 killed in Ukraine's east
# BBC speaks to Ukrainian refugees in Russia
# "Putin Readies Stealth Mode in Ukraine" - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
 
Eastern Europe
# Leanca says strong pro-EU stance will eventually lead to benefit in relations with Russia
 
Central Asia
# "Central Asia is China's Backyard, Not Russia's" - Casey Michael, "Moscow Times"
 

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