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RFE/RL Video Roundup – June 26i
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June 26, 2014
Syria carries out air strikes against militant positions around an Iraqi border crossing, displaced civilians in northwestern Pakistan receive humanitarian aid, former government workers protest in Afghanistan, plus stories from Bosnia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup – June 26

RFE/RL in the Media
Global Voices cites RFE/RL Ukrainian Service report about police using Facebook in western Ukraine to improve accountability
 
Russia
Neighbors with Ukraine's refugees
# Russian policewomen to be disciplined for short skirts
# Kerry turns up pressure on Russia
# "Russia's Military is Back" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest" 
# Russia's very expensive World Cup failure
 
Ukraine
# Government representatives and rebels to meet Friday; four OSCE observers freed
# Atlantic Council says tactics in the east should be called "terrorism"
# "Toxic Waste, Toxic Scandal in Kalush" - Christopher Miller, "Kyiv Post"
# Is anyone in charge of the Russian nationalists in Ukraine?
 
Eastern Europe
# Moldova preparing for intense blowback from Moscow after signing Association Agreement today
# Residents of Dorotcaia pushing to join Transdniester
 
Iraq
# Read RFE/RL Iraqi service's daily Anbar updates
# ISIL gains doing wonders for recruitment'
# As legislators meet to form new parliament, support for Maliki among Shi'ite factions is slipping
# "Let ISIS Play Out Its Role in History" - David Andelman, "USA Today"
# Iraq spending $1 billion on Zaha Hadid-designed parliament
# Is Iraq Assad's path back to "respectability?"
 
Iran
# "America and Iran Can Save Iraq" - Mohammad Ali Shabani, "New York Times"
# Iraq insurgency causes debate inside Iran about whether regional policy is working
# Drafting of final Iran nuclear accord underway
# A look at Iran's arsenal
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Death toll rises to above 100 in fighting in southern Afghanistan
# Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan rise
# Civilians fleeing N. Waziristan ask "Why weren't we warned?"
 
Central Asia
# "The Tajiks' Forgotten War" - Joshua Kucera, "New York Times"
 
Of Interest
# Can the "New York Times" bury its blogs without weakening impact?
# Rap has become a diplomatic tool

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