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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 7i
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August 07, 2014
Smoke and fire return to Kyiv's Independence Square, auditing Afghanistan's presidential election ballots, protests at Kazakhstan's National Bank -- plus stories from Moscow, Bosnia, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.

RFE/RL Video Roundup - Aug. 7

RFE/RL in the Media
Huffington Post France quotes RFE/RL Russian Service interview with former prisoner of separatists
# In interview in "Diplomat," author cites reporting by RFE/RL in Pakistan
Business Insider cites explainer on Nagorno-Karabakh by Carl Schreck and Luke Johnson
# Read Daud Khattak in Foreign Policy on North Waziristan operation
# RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of dolphins forced from Donetsk used by NowThis
 
Iraq
# Obama approves limited airstrikes, food drops, in Iraq 
# "Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq" - Peter Baker, "New York Times" 
# The "maddening" situation for Iraqis desperate to get U.S. visas
 
 
Ukraine
# Russia's slow "drip" invasion of Ukraine
# Borodai resigns and fighting continues
# Journalist writes of being raped by "Very Respected Journalist" in Kyiv 
 
Russia
# Moscow bans Western foodstuffs and threatens more sanctions to come
# "Why the Kremlin Is Betting on Escalation and Isolation" - Joshua Yaffa, "Foreign Affairs" 
# Snowden given three more years in Russia
 
Iran
# Top U.S. official warns that Russia-Iran deal could threaten nuclear negotiations
# "Sorry, Skeptics: The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Working" - Greg Thielmann, The National Interest
# Can Iran have -- and does it want -- a genuine thawing with the West?
 
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# Kerry makes unannounced visit to press compromise
# Taliban taking advantage of Afghanistan political paralysis 
# Pakistan arrests activists ahead of planned political rally
# "A Bubble Called Pakistan" - Husain Haqqani, Indian Express
 
Caucasus
# Azerbaijan's "alarming" human rights situation

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