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RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 7i
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July 07, 2014
Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has died at age 86, Russian activists protest outside the trial of two opposition leaders, and Serbians demand aid in the wake of disastrous floods, plus stories from Pakistan, Iraq, and Tajikistan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 7

RFE/RL in the Media
Abubakar Siddique's book, "The Pashtun Question," reviewed by EurasianetFriday Times, and "Open" magazine
# Read Golnaz Esfandiari in Informed Comment on how Iran's special forces are intervening in Iraq
Foreign Policy cites Antoine Blua's obituary of Shevardnadze
Yahoo News uses RFE/RL Iraqi Service video of Indian nationals being forced to flee
 
Russia
# Dugin warns of backlash against Putin if he doesn't help pro-Russian separatists 
# Duma passes law banning advertising on non-state TV 
# NTV airs death threat against Olga Romanova
# Mike Tyson to Russian reporters: "Get out of the Ukraine!"
 
Ukraine
# Ukraine rebels retreating for last stand
# "Fear, Not Ambition, is What Fuels Moscow in Ukraine" - Mary Dejevsky, "Guardian" 
# Ukraine demanding return of combat dolphins from Russia
 
Eastern Europe
# Belarus and Kazakhstan refuse to support trade sanctions against Ukraine
 
Iraq
# Iraq political impasse deepens
# U.S. officials say ISIL quarreling with Sunni allies
# "Getting the Sunni Gang Back Together" - Steve Coll, "New Yorker"
# "Iraq — or Sunnistan, Shiitestan and Kurdistan" - Jake Flanigan, "New York Times"
# Baghdadi wore a $6000 watch during Iraq speech
 
Iran
# Iran leaders split over support for al-Maliki
# Iran Nuke talks making little progress, according to diplomats
# Iran considering U.S.-trained economist as new UN envoy
# Iranian cleric on state TV calls Jews "sorcerers"
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Afghanistan election commission says Ghani wins, but Abdullah rejects results
# Kerry expresses "gravest concern" about potential Abdullah parallel government
# "Guardian" profile of Ghani
 
Caucasus
# Baku basks in architectural attention
# Eduard Shevardnadze dies
 
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