RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-150 :: Thursday, 3 August 2017
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Thursday, 3 August 2017
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1. www.rt.com: Best catch ever? Cleveland Indians star Austin Jackson stops homer with amazing leap.
2. Russia Beyond the Headlines: The Russian wild: 5 dangers to watch out for in the summer.
3. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, SMART POLICY: HOW SHOULD RUSSIA RESPOND TO US SANCTIONS?
4. Russian International Affairs Council: Igor Ivanov, Sanctions upon Sanctions.
5. CNN: Russian analyst: Moscow should work with US. (interview with Andrey Kortunov)
6. RFE/RL: Russia’s Medvedev Says U.S. Sanctions Bill Ends Hope For Better Ties.
7. Wall Street Journal: Russians Portray Washington as Mired in Chaos. Moscow sees new sanctions, which Trump has signed into law, as sign of Beltway disarray.
8. TASS: Kremlin says no new steps to retaliate US sanctions forthcoming.
9. www.rt.com: US sanctions Russia: Who, why & how we got here.
10. Interfax: Russian diplomat warns of risk to arms control with US.
11. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Donald Trump and the sanctions law: Supreme Court challenge coming (full text and analysis of the Presidential Statement). Whilst signing the sanctions law President Trump publishes a Presidential Statement which is clearly intended to prepare the ground for a challenge to the US Supreme Court on the grounds that key provisions in the sanctions law are unconstitutional.
12. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, Trump Signed Russia Sanctions into Law. Now What? The president, his national security team and Congress will have to work together to find the answers.
13. Paul Goble: Will New US Sanctions Regime Finally Hit Putin and Those Closest to Him?
14. http://theduran.com: Adam Garrie, 5 unintended consequences of US sanctions. When it comes to sanctions, the law of unintended consequences works in Russia’s supreme short and long term favour.
15. www.rt.com: US sanctions won’t stop Russia’s pipeline project to Europe – analysts.
16. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, As Trump Signs Russian Sanctions Law, Market Yawns And Germans Panic.
17. TASS: Poll shows 83% of Russians approve of Putin’s performance as president.
18. The Conversation: Peter Rutland, Imagining Russia post-Putin.
19. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russian Investigations Committee head interviewed on work. Aleksandr Bastrykin on salary delays, underground billionaires, and confiscation of property.
20. Sean’s Russia Blog: Sean Guillory, Navalny and the Left.
21. Russiafeed.com: 5 Russia’s largest presidential grants 2017. The Russian Presidential Foundation for Civil Society Development has distributed state grants for 2017 among 1,000 NGOs.
22. Politico.com: Eugene Rumer, We’ve Seen This Movie Before. In Russia. Washington is starting to look a bit too much like Moscow for comfort.
23. Consortiumnews.com: Robert Parry, A Blacklisted Film and the New Cold War. As Congress still swoons over the anti-Kremlin Magnitsky narrative, Western political and media leaders refuse to let their people view a documentary that debunks the fable.
24. The Nation: Vadim Nikitin, We Need to Stop Using Russia as a Political Football. From Nixon to Trump, there have always been long-term risks in exploiting foreign policy for domestic political gain.
26. Awful Avalanche: Ukrainian Hero-Pilot: “I look a lot like Lavrov.” – Part II.
27. The Real News Network: Pentagon Plan to Arm Ukraine Means Escalation with Russia. (interview with Nicolai Petro)
28. RFE/RL: New U.S. Website Aims To Track Russian ‘Disinformation’ On Twitter.
29. Washington Post: Fact-checking the Trump-Russia investigation.
30. New York Times: Oh, Wait. Maybe It Was Collusion.