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The Rundown -- August 13

RFE/RL in the Media
# "The Guardian" cites RFE/RL's coverage of Aleksei Navalny's campaign for mayor
# MSNBC quotes RFE/RL on coverage of Olympic boycott talks
# "National Journal" cites RFE/RL reporting on Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant
Middle East
# An accounting of the "non-lethal" aid given to Syrian opposition fighters by the West
# "How the Egyptian Army Reclaimed Tahrir Square" - Christophe Ayad, "Le Monde"
# U.S. expresses "serious concerns" over new Israel settlements
# Iran recruits Latin Americans with religious classes
# Iran parliament debates Rohani's Parliament picks
# A test of "queerness" in Iran's military
# Russian economy entering a period of "prolonged stagnation"
# The "New York Times" article that would be rated "18+" in Russia
# "Who's Who in Russia's War on Gays" - Max Seddon, Buzzfeed
# Al-Qaeda takes responsibility for Iraq bombings, says more on the way
# "Iraq’s al Qaeda Nightmare Is Back" - Bruce Riedel, The Daily Beast
# Audit slams U.S. aide waste in Afghanistan
# "Afghans Taking Charge and Changing Names" - Tom Vanden Brook, "USA Today"
# "How Afghanistan’s Poorest Bear the Brunt of the War " - Mujib Mashal and Dasht-e-Qala, "Time"
Eastern Europe
# Ukraine border service claims increase in illegal migrants
# "In Kosovo, Peace Tasted Like Dust" - Olivia Ward, "The Star"
Central Asia
# "Who Benefits from Kazakhstan's Gleaming New Buildings?" - Jillian Keenan, "The Atlantic"
# Local construction companies take major construction contracts for first time in Turkmenistan
Of Interest
# The Hyperloop to travel at 800 MPH (1,300 km/hr)
# "History and Guilt" - Susan Neiman, Aeon