RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-185 :: Friday, 29 September 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#185
Friday, 29 September 2017

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1. War on the Rocks: Alexei Arbatov, A U.N. PEACEKEEPING OPERATION IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD IN UKRAINE.
2. South China Morning Post: Irvin Studin, HOW CHINA AND INDIA CAN KEEP THE PEACE IN UKRAINE. As the 2018 World Cup looms in Russia, the need for a peacekeeping force in the Donbass grows evermore urgent. Beijing should recognise the irony in coming to the aid of both the West and the former Soviet bloc.
3. TASS: Lavrov: Moscow won’t tolerate crusade to blame Russia for everything under the sun in US.
4. www.rt.com: Twitter testimony on ‘Russian meddling’ leaves Democrats ‘deeply disappointed’
5. The Intercept: Glenn Greenwald, Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?
6. Washington Post: Yuliya Komska, Morgan Freeman is educating Americans on Russia. That’s a problem. The dangers of leaving information warfare to private organizations.
7. Consortiumnews.com: Robert Parry, The Slimy Business of Russia-gate. As the U.S. government doles out tens of millions of dollars to “combat Russian propaganda,” one result is a slew of new “studies” by “scholars” and “researchers” auditioning for the loot.
8. TASS: Russian lawmakers hail controversial movie Matilda.
9. www.rt.com: String of changes in governor hits Russian regions as elections approach.
10. Bear Market Brief: How do you solve a problem like Navalny?
11. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Russia’s economy, finance ministries diverge on economic outlook.
12. TASS: Russia’s banking system stable, says Central Bank chief.
13. www.rt.com: Citibank Russia packing up & may be preparing to move out.
14. Intellinews.com: Russia to bring in record breaking harvest of 127mn tonnes.
15. Awful Avalanche: Russia Income Inequality = Greatest in the World? – Part IV.
16. South China Morning Post: Can Russia’s own ‘belt and road’ project make a big impact? Anton Tsvetov says Moscow’s reasons for rolling out the Greater Eurasian Partnership aren’t hard to understand, given today’s great power competition. But its inexperience may undermine its ambition.
17. The National Interest: Dave Majumdar, Why Russia Fears America’s Missile Defenses.
18. Union of Concerned Scientists: White House Must Extend New START Arms Control Treaty with Russia.
19. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, ZAPAD WARGAMES AND LIVING IN UNCERTAINTY.
20. www.rt.com: Conditions to end Syria war in place, joint success with Turkey – Putin.
21. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow urges Washington to step up coordination on Syria.
22. http://thesaker.is: Sputnik interviews the Saker. (re Syria)
23. Moscow Times: Vladimir Frolov, Two Years on, the Stakes of Russia’s War in Syria Are Piling. Russia may have helped Assad win the war, but crucial decisions lie ahead.
24. Russia Matters: Mark Katz, Russian-Saudi Rapprochement? Iran and Economic Strain Will Make It Tough.
25. AP: Senate Confirms Huntsman as US Ambassador to Russia.
26. Interfax: About 60 foreign planes, 12 ships seen on reconnaissance mission near Russian borders over week.
27. Wall Street Journal: In Tiff With Russia, U.S. Moves to Restrict International Military Flights Over Hawaii. U.S. reacts to Russia imposing limits on Open Skies treaty flights over Kaliningrad.
28. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Rakesh Krishnan Simha, Vietnam War: The critical role of Russian weapons.
29. Kyiv Post: SBU Out Of Control? Secretive law enforcement agency accused of abusing war-time powers.
30. Le Monde diplomatique: Kevin Limonier, From free info exchange to Kremlin tool. Russia’s homegrown Web. The Soviet Union had a working Internet surprisingly early, and its isolation and highly educated users have kept it separate even in a well-connected world.
31. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, WHY THERE CAN’T BE AN UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS TELEVISION HIT IN RUSSIA – TEFFI ILLUSTRATES.
32. www.rt.com: Russophobia: RT rates the top 10 Kremlin critics & their hilarious hate campaigns.
33. Washington Post: Michael McFaul, Enough is enough: How to stop Russia’s cyber-interference.
34. PBS Newshour: Schiff: Russia turned Americans against each other on Twitter, Facebook.

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