Wednesday, September 03, 2014



Transmission

Odds, Ends, And Autocrats

Russian photographer Andrei Stenin, who reportedly went missing in eastern Ukraine in early August

Russian Photographer In Ukraine's Fate Still Unclear, Despite Cryptic 'RIP' Tweet

The fate of a Russian photographer who disappeared nearly a month ago in eastern Ukraine remains a mystery despite scattered claims that DNA testing confirmed Andrei Stenin was dead. More

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Power Vertical

How Russia Is Ruled

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on August 29.

Audio Podcast: The New NATO

What can we expect in the upcoming NATO Summit? Listen to a special edition of the Power Vertical Podcast. More

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Watchdog

Abuses Uncovered

Russian photographer Andrei Stenin, who reportedly went missing in eastern Ukraine in early August

Russian Photographer In Ukraine's Fate Still Unclear, Despite Cryptic 'RIP' Tweet

The fate of a Russian photographer who disappeared nearly a month ago in eastern Ukraine remains a mystery despite scattered claims that DNA testing confirmed Andrei Stenin was dead. More

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Qishloq Ovozi

Blogging Central Asia

Pictures of the Kumtor mine taken in April 22013 seem to show it in a very dilapidated condition.

Photogallery Kumtor Gold Mine Appears To Be In Bad Shape

Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine seems to be falling apart, literally. Surrounded by scandal since the early days of the project's history, it appears that, as the Kyrgyz government attempts to acquire more shares of this cash cow on its territory, there is need for some serious upgrading at the site. More

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Persian Letters

Notes Of An Iran Watcher

A leading conservative cleric in Iran is worried about the "negative features" of high-speed mobile Internet and 3G services.

Senior Iranian Ayatollah Says High-Speed Mobile Internet Is Un-Islamic

A senior Iranian cleric has warned against high-speed mobile Internet while calling on authorities to impose restrictions before making it available to the public on a large scale. More

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