RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-216 :: Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#216
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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1. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, Trump and Putin: What Comes Next? Will a future, formal Trump-Putin summit be a game changer?
2. Meduza: When Russians stopped believing in the Western media. Journalist Oleg Kashin says American journalism has lost his compatriots’ faith. (op-ed)
https://amp.meduza.io/en/feature/2017/11/13/the-day-russians-stopped-believing-the-western-media
3. www.rt.com: Someone in Russia sent some tweets, Theresa May warns the entire Western world may crumble.
4. Paul Goble: Looming Demographic Collapse Now ‘Main Threat to Russian National Security,’ Health Expert Says.
5. Reuters: Exclusive: Kremlin tells companies to deliver good news.
6. Fort Russ: Putin to run in 2018 Election independent of “United Russia” – reports.
7. Vedomosti: Daily views blueprints for state administration reform in Putin new term.
8. Vedomosti: Pundits view announcement to set up Putin Team movement.
9. Intellinews.com: GDP growth in Russia disappointingly slows.
10. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Russia’s Economy Is Growing With Borrowed Money. Sustaining even this small level of growth without structural change will be a challenge.
11. TASS: Expert predicts Russian unemployment to take on ‘female face’ in ten years.
12. Moscow Times: Elizaveta Osetinskaya, Why Russian Oligarchs Will Be First to Leave Their Offshore Paradise . The Paradise Papers could help Putin’s efforts to return capital onshore.
13. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky.
14. Moscow Times: Oscar Contender Andrei Zvyagintsev Feted in Hollywood.
15. TASS: Premier believes US sanctions will not harm Russia. (Medvedev)
16. Rethinking Russia: Evgeniya Drozhashchikh, New Turns of the Sanctions Spiral.
17. Sputnik: Dmitry Babich, Russian Business Abroad: Which is the Correct Response to Discrimination?
18. The National Interest: Paul Pillar, Emulate Russian Realism.
19. Sputnik: New Survey Sheds Light on Europeans’ Strong Desire for Closer Ties with Russia.
20. TASS: Russia, US discuss de-escalation zone in Syria’s southwest – Lavrov.
21. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Kortunov, FROM ASTANA TO GENEVA WITH A STOP IN SOCHI?
22. Washington Post editorial: A new deal with Russia sounds too good to be true. It probably is. The accord about Syria puts too much trust in Putin.
23. ORIGINS: Pietro A. Shakarian, Top Ten Origins: Russia’s Relations with the Kurds.
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, WHAT WENT WRONG WITH EURASIAN INTEGRATION AND HOW TO FIX IT.
25. Interfax: Russian Justice Ministry to recognize media outlets as foreign agents – Tolstoy.
26. Interfax: Foreign media outlets refusing to comply with foreign agent law to lose opportunity to work in Russia – Tolstoy.
27. www.rt.com: Forcing RT to register as ‘foreign agent’ is a ‘horrendous blow to press freedom’
28. www.rt.com: Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia.
29. Wall Street Journal: Russia-Backed Network RT Denies Kremlin Influence, Demurs on Ownership. Filings say U.S. production unit isn’t engaging in political activities or attempts to influence U.S. policy.
30. Washington Post: Babak Bahador, Those Russian social media ads weren’t as powerful as you think.
31. Forbes.com: Shellie Karabell, Leadership In Russia: Hacking, Trust And Where Do We Go From Here?
32. Atlantic Council: ANDERS ÅSLUND, DANIEL FRIED, ANDREI ILLARIONOV, AND ANDREI PIONTKOVSKY, How to Identify the Kremlin Ruling Elite and its Agents. Criteria for the US Administration’s “Kremlin Report”
33. New York Times: CINDY OTIS, NED PRICE and JOHN SIPHER, Don’t Muzzle Former C.I.A. Officers.
34. Salon.com: Alyona Minkovski, Worshipping the intelligence community is not “resistance.” Trump’s comments in Asia are an abomination, but let’s not give the CIA and NSA a pass on their actual record.
35. Carnegie Moscow Center: Sergei Markedonos, Russia and the West’s South Caucasus Dilemma. Russia and the West have a choice in the South Caucasus. They can either treat the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia as being isolated from other conflicts-such as those in the Donbas and Transdniestria-or they can use it as an additional argument in their overall confrontation.
36. TASS: Russia, US thoroughly discuss possibility of deploying UN mission to Ukraine.
37. RFE/RL: U.S., Russia Envoys Differ On Peace And Peacekeepers In Eastern Ukraine.
38. Facebook: Ivan Katchanovski, Maidan shootings.
39. Russia Insider: Chris Kanthan, Stop Saying, “Putin Invaded Ukraine and Annexed Crimea.” More than 80 percent of Crimeans voted to declare independence and petition Moscow to join Russia.
40. The National Interest: Doug Bandow, Here Is How America Can Bring Peace to Ukraine.

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