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The Rundown -- September 10

RFE/RL in the Media
# Read Daisy Sindelar in "The Atlantic" on the life expectancy of Holocaust survivors
# NPR cites RFE/RL reporting on musical chairs at the G20
# Global Post references RFE/RL in a story on the "umbrella killing" investigation
# Russia and Syria agree
# Obama a tentative yes
# McCain/Graham - We should not trust, and we must verify
# "Iran, Assad and Obama's Quagmire" - Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast
# Assad backers may make up as much as 43% of war dead
# Miley Cyrus is much more popular than Syria
# "To stop Iran, stop Bashar Assad" - Stephen Hadley, "The Washington Post"
# Rohani urging ministers to open Facebook accounts
# "Overrated: Hassan Rohani" - Emanuele Ottolenghi, The Commentator
# Navalny takes mantle as leader of Russia's opposition
# Russia's cynical foreign policy play
# Russian diplomat shot in Abkhazia
# Putin has fans in the West
# USAID investing in grapes in Afghanistan and finding some success
# Drones and Taliban kill civilians over the weekend in Afghanistan
# Sharif pushing for talks with Taliban
# "Three Ways Kosovo Was Not Like Syria" - Olga Khazan, "The Atlantic"
Central Asia
# In Kazakhstan, mermaid suffers broken finger
# Dry Turkmenistan seeks enormous artificial lake
# Next stop Uzbekistan: Xi signs more huge deals
# Human Rights Watch protests alleged beating of protester in Armenia
Of Interest
# South African pro-government TV station needs some help
# VW camper discontinued
# Storify merges with Livefyre