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The Rundown -- May 5

RFE/RL in the Media

# Al Jazeera America interviews Fred Petrossian, of RFE/RL's Radio Farda, on Iran's tech bloggers
# Foreign Policy praises Muhammad Tahir and RFE/RL Turkmen Service
# PolicyMic cites Charles Recknagel's piece comparing Ukrainian and Russian military capabilities
# "Le Monde" cites RFE/RL reporting from Kharkiv (French)
# "Putin Clamps Down: A Chilling Report From Moscow" - Janet Reitman, "Rolling Stone"
# "Why the Russia Sanctions Don't Work" - Anatole Koletsky, Reuters
# "Guardian" says Kremlin behind trolls on its website
# What would Moscow want in a compromise?
# What Putin "chooses not to know" about history
# Clashes continue over the weekend in Odesa
# "Behind the Masks in Ukraine, Many Faces of Rebellion" - C.J. Chivers and Noah Sneider, "New York Times"
# German newspaper reports CIA and FBI advising Ukraine government
# "Ukraine's Election Is Irrelevant" - Linda Kinstler, "New Republic"
# App allows separatists to crowd-source information on Ukrainian military movements
# Day of mourning in Afghanistan for landslide victims
# A six-year-old boy relives the terror of the landslide
# In Spite of the Law, Afghan ‘Honor Killings’ of Women Continue
# Pakistan's only legal brewery doing well
# HRW says Iraqi government blocking residents from fleeing fighting
# "On Calm Campus in Northern Iraq, Uneasy Thoughts of Baghdad" - Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor
# Rohani faces growing criticism in Iran over nuclear talks
# Iran reportedly detains Spaniards for illegal hunting
# Fars reports Iran test fires missiles defense system
# Azerbaijan leads "Guardian" list of "football sponsored shirts of shame"
# "Nagorno-Karabakh After Crimea" - Brenda Shaffer, "Foreign Affairs"
Central Asia
# "Kazakhstan May Be the Next Ukraine" - Richard Lourie, "Moscow Times"
# Kazakhstan reaches deal with Asian Development Bank
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