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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#224
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
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1. The National Interest: Vladimir Lukin, Populism Has Ushered in an Age of Deglobalization. The world is undergoing radical changes-more profound, perhaps, than at any time in its history.
2. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Russia Is Not the ‘No. 1 Threat’-or Even Among the Top 5. By declaring Putin’s Russia to be the greatest danger to America, the political-media establishment itself is endangering US national security.
3. Kennan Institute: Matthew Rojansky, Dysfunction in U.S.-Russia Relations.
4. Seizure of Russian forex reserves in US would mean ‘declaration of financial war’
5. Washington Post editorial: A hug that says volumes about the situation in Syria. Trump has no objection as Putin rescues Syria’s blood-soaked regime.
6. New York Times: Michelle Goldberg, Odds Are, Russia Owns Trump.
7. New York Times: Trump and Russia Seem to Find Common Foe: The American Press.
8. The Independent (UK); Mary Dejevsky, You may think everyone hates Donald Trump – but outside of Europe, the impression is very different.
9. TASS: Putin emphasizes need to reset demographic policy.
10. Interfax: Matviyenko calls decrease in number of orphans unprecedented.
11. Reuters: Exclusive: Dance colleague identifies Putin’s younger daughter.
12. Vedomosti: Pundits say there is little demand for liberal candidate in Russia.
13. Carnegie Moscow Center: Gleb Pavlovsky, Nobody’s President? Putin Enters the Era of Transition. The 2018 election in Russia is turning into a real political event. Putin is an undeclared candidate and Navalny is an unregistered one, who will have a real influence. The Kremlin is now run by regents around a diminished president, and discussion is already focusing on what the post-Putin era will look like.
14. Bear Market Blog: Fabrice Deprez, Are Protests on the Rise in Russia? The data says “probably”
15. The Atlantic: A Mafia State Within a Totalitarian Society. Reflections on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin from the writer Masha Gessen, whose new book about Russia won the 2017 National Book Award for nonfiction.
16. Meduza: Russia’s Security Council tells the government to develop a separate Internet for the BRICS.
18. Financial Times: Russia rules the oil market.
19. WADA chief cites ‘hints & claims’ over Russian state-sponsored doping, 1 year after McLaren Report.
20. TASS: Russian investigators to unveil proof of Russian athletes’ database exposure to tampering.
21. Carnegie Europe: Moscow wants to ease tensions in its neighborhood rather than look for more trouble, writes Tom de Waal on the Russia-Georgia transit agreement.
22. TASS: Kommersant: Syrian opposition split on Assad’s fate despite forming single delegation.
23. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Patrick Lang, The end is in sight in Syria.
24. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, Syria war, Sochi peace. In a well choreographed Sochi summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin defines a peaceful future for Syria after the liberation of the country from militants.
25. Asia Times: N. Korea implementing ‘freeze-for-freeze’ deal: top Russian envoy.
27. The Unz Report: The Saker, How I Became a Kremlin Troll.
28. Interfax: OSCE sees tangible progress in Transdniestrian settlement.
29. Foreign Affairs: Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski and Christopher K. Lamont, WHY UKRAINE’S FUTURE COULD LOOK A LOT LIKE MOLDOVA. (excerpt)
30. TASS: Izvestia: Donbass republics set sights on pursuing Novorossiya confederation.
31. Kurt Volker: The Full Transcript.
32. EU and Ukraine drawing up plans for a Marshall Plan.
33. Overwhelming majority in Crimea today would still vote to join Russia – German survey.
34. Ramin Mazaheri, Snipers at Ukraine’s Maidan confess to shooting both sides in Italian report ignored by MSM. (excerpt)
35. Sputnik: Deadly Political Games: Italian Journalist Blows Lid Off Maidan Snipers Mystery.

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