RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-4 :: Thursday, 5 January 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#4
Thursday, 5 January 2017

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1. USA Today: Kim Hjelmgaard, Crimeans back Russian takeover: If they try to take it back, ‘I will fight’
2. Ali Watkins, The FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers. The Democratic National Committee tells BuzzFeed News that the bureau “never requested access” to the servers the White House and intelligence community say were hacked by Russia.
3. Just Security: Ronald Delbert, The DHS/FBI Report on Russian Hacking was a Predictable Failure.
5. Moscow Times: Dollar Falls to Under 60 Rubles for the First Time Since July 2015.
6. Ben Aris, Russian companies seen paying some of highest dividends in emerging market world in 2017.
7. The Sovereign Investor: Jeff D. Opdyke, Russia Will Roar in 2017.
8. Moscow Times: Russian Central Bank Chief Nabiullina Named European Banker of the Year.
9. TASS: Scientists to take first ‘black hole’ photo, launch driverless vehicles in Russia in 2017. What’s in store for Russian science this year?
10. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, 2016 – CONTOURS OF THE NEW REALITY.
11. Golos Ameriki (Voice of America): Geopolitical recipes from Thomas Graham. Possible future US ambassador in Moscow on Russia, Ukraine and the US role in a changed world. (machine translation)
12. The National Interest: Areg Galstyan and Sergey Melkonyan, Inside Russia’s New Foreign Policy Master Plan. Here’s what Putin is focusing on in 2017.
13. Voice of America: Russian Foreign Policy Experts Mull the Future of US Relations.
14. The American Conservative: Paul Grenier, Legitimate Differences. A new approach to Russia.
15. The Kennan Institute: Edward Holland, From Post-Soviet to Neo-Soviet.
16. Russia Beyond the Headlines/Russkaya Semyorka: With whom did Russia fight most often? The history of Russia is a history of war. Russia has been fighting wars for two-thirds of its existence. In one span of 200 years, Russia was at war for 128 years, fighting defensive wars for five years and engaged in wars of conquest for 123 years.
17. Wall Street Journal: Trump Could Tinker on Edges of Russia Sanctions Program.
18. Washington Post: David Filipov, How the Soviets in 1960 imagined 2017: Interstellar travel, underground cities, and socialism everywhere.
19. Washington Post editorial: Stop trying to hush up the truth about election hacking. The Russian angle cannot be ignored, despite Trump’s apparent lack of concern.
20. ‘Guccifer’ casts doubt on Obama administration’s Russia hacking claims.
21. Hamodia (New York): Calls for Government to Condemn Anti-Semitism at March in Ukraine.
22. Wall Street Journal letter: Kostyantyn Yelisieiev, Respect for Ukraine Vital for a Lasting Peace. Compromises on Russia’s terms are the wrong policy for peace in Ukraine.
23. Paul Goble: Putin Will Never Agree to Deal Thomas Graham Suggests He Wants, Portnikov Says.
24. RFE/RL: Ukrainians Reflect Bitterly On ‘Betrayed Hopes’ Of Euromaidan.
25. Ukraine’s Tymoshenko would win Rada and President elections, says poll.

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