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The Rundown -- January 27

RFE/RL in the Media

# RFE/RL coverage of Ukraine protests cited by Christian Science Monitor, "Kyiv Post," and Bild (German)
# Yahoo News uses RFE/RL Ukrainian Service video of unrest in Kyiv
# Belfast Telegraph uses video from protests in Quetta by RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal
# Read Daisy Sindelar, Yulia Ratsybarska and Franak Viachorka in "The Atlantic" on the deaths of two Euromaidan protesters
# Iran's semi-official Fars news agency takes on the David Satter case
# "Ukraine Shows the 'Color Revolution' Model is Dead" - Anne Applebaum, "Washington Post"
# Compromise risks splitting opposition
# "Ukraine Scenarios and Central Europe" - Edward Lucas, CEPI
Middle East
# Syria talks called "a good beginning"
# Map of 2.4 million Syria refugees
# From campaigning for Obama to languishing in an Egyptian prison
# Rohani's Davos trip gets positive reviews at home
# Iran says Kerry's statement on military force in Iran is a violation of international law
# "Iran is Not Our Friend" - Leon Wielsetier, "The New Republic"
# A former soldier's photos from Afghanistan
# "Shattered Idyll in Kabul" - Amie Ferris-Rotman, Politico
# An interview with a woman's rights activists who moved back to Kabul in 2004
# Video: A discussion of the Afghanistan withdrawal with Mark Mazetti and others
# Bombings in Iraq continue
# Iraq's population is growing
# Cossacks providing Olympic security
# House Homeland Security Chair says he'd consider canceling Sochi Olympics
# Why the U.S. and Russia won't cooperate on security
# "Russians With Deep Pockets Adopt Teams Going for Gold" - Sam Dolnick, "New York Times"
# Britain and Russia reportedly discussing defense deal
Central Asia
# A Kazakh mathematician claims he has solved an important equation, worth $1 million
# Is Russia abandoning Turkmenistan?
# No more options for American Central Asia scholars
Eastern Europe
# American man suing Belarusian company that he says paid KGB to kidnap him
# Kosovo FM says Serbia must not enter EU first
Of Interest
# Aristotle explains how content goes viral