RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#249 :: Wednesday 23 December 2015

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#249
Wednesday 23 December 2015

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1. AP: WINTER HEAT WAVE, OF A SORT, ENVELOPS USUALLY FRIGID MOSCOW.
2. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Fyodor Lukyanov, The world in 2015: A nostalgia for balance. The year 2015 has demonstrated a severe imbalance in the world order and the impossibility of returning to interaction governed by old principles. As global players strive for a return to their individual perception of a “golden age,” Fyodor Lukyanov considers which geopolitical model appears the most likely in the near future.
3. http://warontherocks.com: Michael Kofman, The Seven Deadly Sins of Russia Analysis.
4. The Unz Review: Israel Shamir, Putin Blues.
5. Kremlin.ru: First Russian Internet Economy Forum.
6. www.rt.com: ’14 years of occupation by world’s richest nation, Afghanistan remains desperate’
7. The National Interest: Michael Peck, America’s Cold War Master Plan to Nuke Russia. Now for the first time, we know which Russian cities would have been destroyed, and why.
8. Russia Beyond the Headlines/Rossiyskaya Gazeta: From literary jam to live readings: Recapping the Year of Literature.
9. Reuters: Ukraine health system in danger of collapse as reforms stall.

 

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