RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-176 :: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#176
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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1. Buzzfeed.com; John Hudson, Russia Sought A Broad Reset With Trump, Secret Document Shows. A Russian proposal obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals Moscow’s ambitious plan to break with the past and launch a major rapprochement with the United States.
2. New York Times Magazine: RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War. How the Kremlin built one of the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century – and why it may be impossible to stop.
3. www.rt.com: Russia, US discuss extending nuclear arms reduction treaty – Russian deputy FM.
4. www.rt.com: ‘Fresh N. Korea sanctions reflect influence of Russia & China.’
5. Sputnik: Russia’s ‘Potential Influence’ Could Help Resolve North Korean Crisis.
6. Sputnik: Kremlin Denies Putin Had ‘Personal Vendetta’ Against Hillary Clinton.
7. New York Times: New Book Will Investigate Trump-Russia Connection.
8. Moscow Times: Nabi Abdullaev, Understanding the Kremlin’s Decision-Making Is a Growing Challenge. In today’s Russia, who is really calling the shots?
9. TASS: Russian culture minister slams pressure on cinemas over tsar film Matilda.
10. TASS: Russia’s federal budget deficit totals 1% in 2017 – premier.
11. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, OPEC raises its forecast for Russia’s oil and gas condensate output in 2017.
12. Washington Times: Edward Lozansky, Message to Washington and Moscow from Space.
13. Washington Examiner: Steven Nelson, FBI gets Sputnik emails, critics see ‘red line for media’ crossed in Russia probe.
14. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, How to Resist Russian Propaganda on a Tight Budget. Expensive U.S. and EU efforts are no match for a few simple techniques.
15. The National Interest: Nikolas Gosdev, Russia’s Hand Is Visible Everywhere in the Middle East. Moscow has used its new-found influence in the Middle East to thwart the U.S. effort to use Saudi Arabia as a pressure point against the Russian economy.
16. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Survey Says: Putin Better Than Hillary And Trump.
17. Izvestia: Former ambassador to USA interviewed about Russian-US relations. (Sergey Kislyak)
18. Boston Review: Thomas Graham and Rajan Menon, The Putin Problem. [Original title: “Putting Putin in Perspective”]

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