• The Rundown -- August 21
    RFE/RL in the Media # Wolfgang Renicke, writing in Project Syndicate, suggests RFE/RL create a Hungarian service  # "Wall Street Journal" Marketwatch cites RFE/RL report about Ramzan Kadyrov's cell phone search # Read Golnaz Esfandiari in Informed Comment about Iranian officials' reaction to an Iranian woman winning a prestigious math prize  # Read Anna Shamanska in the "Atlantic" on Russian TV's efforts to tie...
  • U.S. Urges Afghanistan To Reverse Ruling On U.S. Reporter
    Afghanistan's Attorney General's Office said on August 20 that Matthew Rosenberg had 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting for "The New York Times."
  • UN Urges Restart Of Truce Talks Between Israel, Palestinians
    The UN Security Council has expressed "grave concern" over the resumption of hostilities in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinians.
  • Ukrainian Checks Of Russian Aid Expected To Begin
    Ukrainian border guards are expected to begin checking some of the cargo of a Russian aid convoy on August 21.
  • U.S. Army Vet Killed Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine
    A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the only American known to have fought alongside Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian separatists was killed in eastern Ukraine, his brother told RFE/RL.  Mark Gregory Paslawsky, 55, died while fighting with the volunteer Donbass Battalion.  Paslawsky, who fought under the nom de guerre “Franko,” was killed on Aug. 19 during fighting in the town of Ilovaysk, near the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, according to a Facebook post by...
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