RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#219 :: Wednesday 11 November 2015

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#219
Wednesday 11 November 2015

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1. New York Times letter: Beware Putin’s Russia.
2. New York Times: In Russia, Doping Accusations Are Taken in Stride.
3. The Daily Telegraph (UK): Vladimir Putin’s use of sport for political ends is grotesque – but grimly effective.
4. Wall Street Journal editorial: Back in the U.S.S.R.. Russia reverts to Cold War-type with its doping of athletes.
5. Stanford News: NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe.
6. Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute: Stanford’s new European Security Initiative focuses on changing geopolitical landscape.
7. www.army.mil: Milley: Russia No.1 threat to US.
8. Bloomberg: Josh Rogin, The Pentagon’s Lonely War Against Russia and China.
9. RFE/RL: Congress Passes Bill Giving Lethal Aid To Ukraine.
10. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, When In Doubt, Blame The West.
11. Paul Goble: Kremlin’s Campaign against Russophobia Threatens both Russia and the West, Polish Experts Say.
12. Forbes.com: Melik Kaylan, ISIS, Ukraine, Georgia: In Putin’s World, It Is All Connected.
13. Ukraine Today: Vitaly Portnikov, The Monster Is Dead: How Mikhail Lesin managed to kill Russian journalism.
14. World Affairs: Alexander Motyl, Morality, Pragmatism, and Orwell in Rhetoric and Policy.
15. Kennan Institute: Maxim Trudolyubov, Russia’s Way of Managing Responsibility or Why the Kremlin Will Have To Escalate in Syria.
16. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine: Cyberwar’s Hottest Front. Ukraine gives glimpse of future conflicts where attackers combine computer and traditional assaults.
17. YaleGlobal Online: Olena Lennon, Wanted: Competent Foreigners to Work for Ukrainian Government. Ukraine welcomes foreigners for cabinet posts – ending bureaucracy for other sectors could break corruption, encourage innovation.
18. www.christiantoday.com: U.K. lumps Russia together with ISIS and Ebola virus as major threats to its national security.
19. National Public Radio (NPR): A Post-Soviet Baby Bust Comes Back To Bite Russia.
20. CNN.com: Billionaire investor: Russia faces demographic disaster.
21. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Movchan, Russia’s Stable Stagnation.
22. Washington Post: Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and the Republican quest to know Vladimir Putin.
23. Atlantic Council: Stephen Blank, Putin’s Victories in Syria.
24. RFE/RL: Activist Says Russia Using ‘Hybrid Warfare’ In Syria.
25. Paul Goble: Putin Needs a Victory and Annexing Belarus on the Cheap Could Give Him One, Oreshkin Say.
26. Meduza/Vedomosti: Opinion: The doomed past and uncertain future of Russia’s elite A member of the Duma explains how the authorities must change, if they want to survive. (Dmitry Gudkov)
27. Foreign Affairs: Valerie Sperling, A Case of Putin Envy. Behind the Obsession With Russia’s Leader.
28. World Affairs: Walter Laqueur, Détente Plus?: How Should the West Deal with Russia?

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