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The Rundown -- December 11

RFE/RL in the Media

# AP and Prague Post cover DDoS attack on RFE/RL
# Digital Journal cites RFE/RL on Putin's plans for the Arctic
# The Week cites RFE/RL reporting on the German president's decision not to attend the Olympics
# Read Claire Bigg in "The Atlantic" on bizarre coverage in Russian media of Euromaidan protests
# Riot police move in overnight; liveblog
# Kerry expresses "disgust"
# Yanukovych's failed balancing act
# Hayden Panettiere on the frontlines
# "Inside the Kiev Crackdown" - Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast
# Vietnamese intrigued by pulling down of Lenin monument, Vietnamese authorities not
Eastern Europe
# Belarus and China to sign strategic partnership roadmap in 2014
# Eastern Europe alone against Russia?
# "Russia, Like Ukraine, Will Become a Real Democracy" - Zbigniew Brzezinski, "Financial Times"
# The Kremlin's new chief propagandist
# "For LGBT Donors, Russia Is The New Marriage" - J. Lester Feder, Buzzfeed
# Israel and Russia to launch talks on free trade zone
# Blogosphere in Russia's North Caucasus
Middle East
# Seymour Hersh's article on chemical weapons could have been better researched
# White House tries to prevent new sanctions
# Israel claims U.S. admits Iran will get $20 billion from sanctions relief
# Iran preparing to "lash out" at Saudi Arabia?
# Al-Qaeda stakes out "jihadist emirate" in Iraq
# Karzai criticizes U.S. pressure on security deal
# "Relax, Afghanistan Isn’t Going to Collapse" - Robert Farley, The Diplomat
# Pakistan chief justice to retire
# Pakistani photographer named by "Time" as best wire photographer of the year
Central Asia
# Kazakhstan plans to cancel visa regime with OECD countries in 2014
# Serbia in domestic violence crisis
# Dylan's comments on Croatians and Serbs still causing controversy
# Debating Saakashvili's legacy
Of Interest
# "Invisible Child" - Andrea Elliott, "New York Times"