Thursday, October 23, 2014


Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown -- July 21

RFE/RL in the Media
# "Diplomat" links to an interview on RFE/RL's Gandhara site 
# "Belfast Telegraph" uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of mourners at Dutch embassy in Kyiv 
Business Insider cites Mumin Shakirov's interview with a former separatist fighter 
# "New York Times" cites Tom Balmforth's interviews with Russians reacting to Malaysian Airlines disaster 
Al Arabiya cites RFE/RL reporting on Iraq conflict 
 
Russia
# Mark Galeotti on the long-term costs of Russia's "covert operations
# "Putin's Deadly Doctrine" - Timothy Garton Ash, "New York Times" 
Anger at Russia building in Malaysia 
# In Russia, conspiracy theory blends with anger at rebels 
# Business groups fall silent on Russia sanctions 
 
Ukraine
# Almost 200 bodies stuck on refrigerated train in Torez; 
# Bezler admits recorded call was his, but says he was talking about a different planewhen Ioffe met Bezler  
# "The Plane That Radicalized Ukraine" - Maxim Eristavi, Politico 
# Survey says 54 percent of Donbas residents support "different forms of separatism" 
 
Iran
Four month extension on Iran negotiations 
# "What Has America Learned from Negotiating with Iran?" - Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Seyed Mohammad Marandi, National Interest
 
Iraq
# Militants try to govern as a state 
# Some Sunnis trying to push back against extremists in midst; but other neighborhoods "about to explode
# "Time is running out" for Iraq 
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Struggle to keep Afghan girl safe after mullah is accused of rape 
# "Kerry's Miracle" - Ioannis Koskina, Foreign Policy 
# Profile of Pakistan's "master bomb technician
# Nine reasons why it's dangerous to be a journalist in Pakistan 
 
Central Asia
# Family living in Kazakhstan was about to begin new life in Malaysia 
 
Caucasus 
# Azerbaijan journalist reportedly shot to death in Moscow 
 
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