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The Rundown -- September 1

RFE/RL in the Media
# "Washington Post" editorial says Ukraine crisis shows importance of RFE/RL
# "Atlantic" uses visualization on world's displaced people created by Li Luo
# CNN uses video of fighting in Donetsk shot by RFE/RL Moldovan Service's Andrei Babitsky
# VOA quotes RFE/RL's Fred Petrossian on surveillance in Iran
# "National Review" cites Carl Schreck and Luke Johnson story on muted Crimea speech
# Putin urges talks on "statehood" for southeastern Ukraine
# American white nationalists to hold conference with Dugin and Hungarian nationalists in October
# Does China stand to benefit the most in fight between Ukraine and Russia?
# "Vladimir Putin Isn't Going to Stop" - Miriam Elder, Buzzfeed
# Separatists taunt dying Ukrainian soldier
# Separatist attack Ukrainian ship from coast
# Poor man's drone warfare in eastern Ukraine
# "Arm Ukraine or Surrender" - Ben Judah, "New York Times"
# Siege of Amerli broken; do strikes represent mission creep?
# IS fighters begin to blend in, making defeating them an even greater challenge
# Militants now using humvees for suicide bomb attacks
# Iran criticizes new U.S. sanctions on banks and businesses
# "U.S. and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle" - Tim Arango and Azam Ahmed, "New York Times"
# IS forces U.S. to alter withdrawal plans for Afghanistan
# Armed men reportedly gang rape women in suburban Kabul
# Pakistan crisis turns violent as three die and hundreds are injured; army meeting again
Central Asia
# Controversy surrounding Putin's statement on Kazakhstan
# Tajik citizen named one if IS leaders
Of Interest
# Obama's "minimalist" Middle East strategy