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Communications / The Rundown

The Rundown - February 22

RFE/RL In The Media
# Read RFE/RL in "The Atlantic" on the trustworthiness of Armenia's vote count
# "CNN" airs RFE/RL video from the cotton fields of Uzbekistan

International Press Review

Russia
# Russia loses close to $80 billion annually in tax evasion and illicit transfers
# A wave of resignations are expected in the Duma
# The row between the U.S. and Russia over Jewish artifacts and texts continues

Iran
# Progress may be on the horizon in nuclear talks with Iran...
# ... as Iran ups its uranium production
# "Iran is Still Botching the Bomb" - Jacques Hymans, "Foreign Affairs"
# Iran has enlisted rat snipers (as Russia has)

Afghanistan/Pakistan
# NATO is mulling whether to support an Afghan force of 350,000 through 2018
# Drone strikes are on the rise in Afghanistan

Of Interest
# Yulia Tymoshenko has been threatened with life in prison
# The al Qaeda manual on avoiding drone strikes
# Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove will likely be named SACEUR
# The DIY armaments of the Syrian rebels

Science/Technology
# Should companies announce when they get hacked?
# Scientists have 3D printed an ear
# Facebook helps the elderly
# This salmon tastes like tuna which tastes like red snapper or cod

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The White House warns of threats posed by hacktivists (full .pdf)
# "Nuclear Deference" - Dmitry Trenin, "Foreign Policy"
# Washington gets hacked
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