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The Rundown -- August 16

RFE/RL in the Media
# RFE/RL cited in "Wall Street Journal" piece on William Clark, who died on Saturday
# Robert Coalson and Dmytro Shurkalo cited in "The National Review" for insights on Ukraine-Russia relations
# Over 600 confirmed dead, some residents of Cairo support the crackdown
# Coptic Christians under attack
# Personal account by doctor who was on scene and says he briefly treated Sky News cameraman Mick Deane
# "It Only Gets Worse From Here" - Issandr El Amrani, Arabist
# "Obama’s Greatest Failure" - Peter Beinart, "The Daily Beast"
# "A Feckless Response to Egypt's Avoidable Massacre" - David Rohde, "The Atlantic"
# U.S. must support Egyptian military - John Bolton
# Russian pole vault great criticizes Swedes for painting fingernails in colors of rainbow; video
# The Sochi terrorist threat
# The straight people who are standing up for gay people in Russia
# Choreographed applause at Bolshoi Ballet
# Gary Kasparov says athletes should participate in Olympics, but world leaders should boycott them
# "Foe of U.S., India Raises Profile in Pakistan" - Saeed Shah, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Are India and Pakistan headed towards breaking point?
# Pakistan militants to step up attacks on India once U.S. leaves
# Female Afghan MP kidnapped
# "Iran's Clerics Remain the Problem" - Ray Takeyh, "The New York Times"
# Iran stops Indian ship carrying oil from Iraq
# Female not allowed to take spot on Qazvin city council because her campaign posters were too revealing
# 1953 Iran coup and its implications for today
# At least 31 killed in wave of Iraq car bombs
# "Azerbaijan Under Terrorist Gun" - Stephen Blank, "The Hill"
"Aluminum wars" in Montenegro
Eastern Europe
Central Asia
# Google Translate looking for Kyrgyz and Kazakh speakers
# Turkmenistan to build $2 billion port on the Caspian Sea
# Porn projected onto concert hall in Almaty
Of Interest
# NSA broke privacy rules 2,776 times
# The Onion covers a "spirited discourse" among friends