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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- July 3

RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 2i
July 02, 2014
A suicide bomber kills air force officers in Afghanistan, an assassination attempt on a Pakistani journalist, thousands cheer parliament's approval of EU pacts in Moldova, and Kazakhs protest Russian rocket launches.
RFE/RL Video Roundup -- July 2, 2014
RFE/RL in the Media
# RFE/RL mentioned in "New York Times" article on dispute between VOA journalists and union
# Read Merkhat Sharipzhan in "Moscow Times" on Russia's pressure on neighbors 
CPJ quotes RFE/RL on Politkovskaya case
# Russia warns U.S. against more support for Syrian opposition
# Russia softens stance on Bitcoin
# Russia vetoes House of Cards shooting at Security Council
# Russian biker gang attack -- watch until the end
# As Kyiv makes gains rebel leaders agree to cease-fire talks
Who's who in the "DPR"
# "Wake up, Ukrainians, and Reconsider Your Struggle" - Maciej Bartkowski, "Kyiv Post"
Eastern Europe
# Moscow seeks closer ties with Transdniester after Moldova EU deal
# Maliki offers general amnesty 
# "The Caliphate Fantasy" - Khaled Diab, "New York Times"
# Ankara no longer resistant to a Kurdish state on its border
# "The 'Sons of Iraq,' Abandoned by Their American Allies" - Philip Dermer, "Wall Street Journal"
# How Iraq's military can bounce back
Water supply key to outcome in Iraq and Syria
# Profile of Qassem Suleimani, the "modern day Karla"
# Zarif posts "defiant" YouTube message to the West on negotiations
Oil risk flares in Iran nuclear talks
# The "good news" from Afghanistan 
# "Afghanistan is Not Iraq -- For Now" - Rob Crilly, "The Telegraph"
# Pakistan approves sweeping anti-terror bill
# Where have Pakistan's militants gone?
# Pakistan's only brewery is coming to the United States
Central Asia
# "What Central Asia Taught America about Geopolitics" - Scott Radnitz, "National Interest"
# "From Central Asia to Moscow, Riding the Bribery Express" - Konstantin Salomatin, Eurasianet
Of Interest
# Quiz: Can you tell what makes a good Tweet?
# "Guardian" articles being hidden by Google in Europe

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