The Rundown -- May 27
RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 26
RFE/RL in the Media
# Read Robert Coalson's analysis about Ukraine's new president's top priorities
reprinted by Eurasia Review.
# Obama Administration Goof Reveals Name of Top U.S. Spy in Afghanistan
, Foreign Policy
# US to prepare strategy with Pakistan’s help
# Press Battle in Pakistan Feeds Into Larger Conflict
: Government vs. Military - Decla Walsh, NYT
# What does Pakistan make of Narendra Modi?
- M Ilyas Khan, BBC News
# I recall when Pakistan was tolerant. What happened?
- Shaukat Qadir, The National
# Security issues hamper Pakistan polio drive
. Officials say nearly 370,000 children are likely to miss out on vaccination especially in tribal areas along border, Al-Jazeera
# Serbian Bloc Eyes Real Power In Kosovo
. Prospect of united Belgrade-backed bloc in parliament raises chance of Serbia extending its influence to heart of Kosovo’s government - Valerie Hopkins, balkaninsight.com
# MOL Discovers Oil, Gas In Kazakhstan Block
# In Tajikistan’s East, New Casualties Portend Tit-for-Tat Violence
# Former US secretary of state Albright: Putin lies to Russian people 'on an hourly basis'
- Kyiv Post
# Should Putin Be Invited to Normandy?
The Russian president's actions in Ukraine are an affront to the spirit of D-Day - David Frum, The Atlantic
# Russia ready for talks with Kiev after pro-west victory in Ukrainian election
# In Russia, Tune Changes About Leader in Ukraine
# Russia's gas deal with China underlines the risks to Europe's energy security
- Sarah Lain, Guardian
# Statement by the President Barack Obama on Elections in Ukraine
# Ukraine crisis: Russia 'open to dialogue' with new leader
, BBC News
# Ukraine and the rise of the 'Chocolate King'
. Will the presence of an oligarch at the helm of the country be interpreted as a step back? - Remi Piet, Al-Jazeera
# New Ukrainian leader prepares to take power, vowing peace in eastern Ukraine
# Ukraine: Now Comes the Hard Part
- Robert Kahn, Council on Foreign Relations
# Ukraine elections: Luke Skywalker vs Princess Leia? Ukraine's two leading presidential candidates are both pro-EU. So what sets them apart?
- Olesia Markovic, Al-Jazeera
# Can Petro Poroshenko Save Ukraine?
- Matthew Rojansky, National Interest
# Ukraine: Free ‘Disappeared’ Journalist
. Videographer Artyom Larionov Secretly Held for Two Weeks, Human Rights Watch
# US foreign policy: Trouble abroad. Barack Obama is accused of timidity overseas, thereby raising fear and anger among allies
- Geoff Dyer, FT
# Barack Obama to set out US foreign policy strategy in West Point address