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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#229
Saturday, 9 December 2017
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1. Russia Beyond: Why are Russians so fearless?
2. The National Interest: Is Russia Souring on Donald Trump? Jacob Heilbrunn interviews Andranik Migranyan about Trump and U.S.-Russia relations.
3. Paul Goble: Trump was ‘Russia’s Friend’ in Russian Media for Only a Very Brief Period, New Study Says.
4. Washington Post: Ivan Kurilla, Whenever America is in crisis, Russia is its whipping boy.
5. Putin says he will run for next term in 2018.
6. TASS: Media: Vladimir Putin announces run for re-election in 2018.
7. ‘Putin’s popular support must be taken into consideration’ – Gorbachev.
8. Bear Market Brief: After Putin’s declaration, an agenda takes shape.
9. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Russia Takes a Step Toward the Post-Putin Era. The president has made Russia a geopolitical disruptor without a coherent domestic policy. That’s not sustainable.
10. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, So Putin Is Running.
11. Bear Market Brief: Poll: Fewer than 60% of Russians interested in voting.
12. Washington Post: Christopher Jarmas, Yes, the Kremlin is worried – about Russia’s own presidential elections.
13. TASS: Record number of journalists accredited for Putin’s annual news conference.
14. Poor infrastructure is Russian economy’s biggest woe – economy minister.
15. TASS: Izvestia: Russian GDP to surpass $1.7 trillion in 2019.
16. Neil Clark, IOC bans Russia: Cold War 2.0 politics ruins the Olympics.
17. New York Times editorial: The Olympic Ban Helps Mr. Putin, Hurts Russia.
18. New York Times: Rebecca Ruiz, Why Russia Tried to Cheat Its Way to Glory.


20. Russian International Affairs Council: Olga Alekseeva: Information War Affects Ordinary People.
21. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, COLLUDING WITH HITLER.
Colluding with Hitler
22. INF 30 years on: US accuses Russia of non-compliance while funding mid-range missile R&D.
23. Russia Matters: Kevin Ryan, After the INF Treaty: An Objective Look at US and Russian Compliance, Plus a New Arms Control Regime. (excerpt)
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Konstantin Asmolov, WHAT RUSSIA CAN DO TOWARDS SETTLING THE KOREAN CRISIS.
25. Clare Nuttall, BOOK REVIEW: Russia plays a weak hand strongly in Southeast Europe.
26. TASS: Moscow regrets West does nothing ‘to explain dos and don’ts’ to Kiev.
27. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, DOLPHIN HUNTING IN LUGANSK.
Dolphin hunting in Lugansk
28. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Perhaps 200 Russian Servicemen Died in the Donbass.
29. TASS: Ukrainian experts open war on history branding Catherine II ‘Russian world’ propagandist.
30. The Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman. Seasons Greetings From the Masters of Illusion. (re Ukraine)
Seasons Greetings From the Masters of Illusion
31. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, The West Backed the Wrong Man in Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko is sacrificing Westernization to a personal political agenda.
32. John Hudson, How Secret Talks With Russia to Prevent Election Meddling Collapsed. With the 2018 midterms on the horizon, Moscow proposed a sweeping noninterference agreement with the United States, US officials tell BuzzFeed News. The Trump administration said no.
33. Financial Times: Edward Luce, Liberal America’s unhealthy fixation on Russia. Putin gets a boost from US paranoia that its Cold War enemy fixed the election.
34. Wall Street Journal: Holman Jenkins, The Long War on Donald Trump. The president is guilty of something. It’s Robert Mueller’s job to figure out what.
35. The Nation: Aaron Mate, The Trump Team Definitely Colluded With a Foreign Power-Just Not the One You Think. Why are the media paying scant attention to Michael Flynn’s admissions about Israel?
36. Russia Reviewed: Review: Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know by Timothy Colton.
37. Rethinking Russia: Pavel Koshkin, Russia Studies in the U.S.: From academic ghetto to political mainstream.

Russia Studies in the U.S.: From academic ghetto to political mainstream

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