RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-49 :: Monday, 13 March 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#49
Monday, 13 March 2017

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1. Ottawa Citizen (Canada): Paul Robinson, From Russia with love – lessons for today from a revolution 100 years ago.
2. New York Times: Stephen Boykewich, Angels and Demons in the Cold War and Today.
3. The Hill: Diplomats warn of Russia hysteria.
4. Washington Post: Charles Krauthammer, Down the conspiracy rabbit hole.
5. Danielle Ryan, WikiLeaks’ CIA dump makes the Russian hacking story even murkier – if that’s possible.
6. Kenneth Rapoza, First Encounter Between Trump, Putin Likely To Come At G-20.
8. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Should Muscovites fear Muslims? Over the past decade the Russian capital’s Muslim population has swelled to almost 2 million, or about 15 percent of the total population. This has led to tensions with locals who are increasingly suspicious of the newcomers’ intentions, brash behavior and strict religious traditions.
9. Ben Aris, Russian inflation falls below 5% for the first time since Soviet days.
10. Vedomosti: Russian business ombudsman ready to run for president. (Boris Titov)
11. Voice of America: Navalny: Political Change in Russia Is Only Solution to Corruption.
12. Paul Goble: Shevtsova on 15 Paradoxes of Putin’s Russia.
13. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russian pundits praise Trump’s pick for new ambassador to Russia. Given the Russia-related political turmoil that has shaken his administration, Donald Trump had little choice in selecting a suitable candidate to serve as ambassador to Russia. However, experts agree that the reasons for choosing Jon Huntsman go beyond the Trump administration’s internal policy considerations.
14. The Independent (UK): Mary Dejevsky, Boris Johnson is about to perform a policy U-turn as he becomes the first foreign secretary to visit Russia in five years.
15. Financial Times: Dearth of young diplomatic talent in Moscow sparks concern. ‘Old boys’ network’ steers Russia through worst stand-off with west since cold war.
16. The Nation: Adam Johnson, US Officials Won’t Say if a New Anti-Russia Propaganda Project Is Targeting Americans. The newly created Global Engagement Center’s “focus and intent” is foreign audiences, but officials won’t rule out propagandizing Americans and funding American journalists.
17. Washington Post: A film about a slain Putin critic gets a screening – just off Red Square.
18. The Guardian (UK): At Pussy Riot performance on Putin, everyone sees Trump. Feminist punk group mocked Russian president in Revolution and delved into dangers of oppression and censorship, offering unavoidable parallels to Trump.
19. TASS: Kremlin anticipates more Putin demonization in CNN’s upcoming documentary.
20. CNN: Fareed Zakaria on the most powerful man in the world.
21. The Prince Arthur Herald (Canada): Henry Srebrnik, Chrystia Freeland and the complexities of history. (re Ukraine)
22. Kyiv Post: Yatsenyuk on BBC Hardtalk: ‘Ukraine has lots of lunatics in politics’
23. The Baffler: Yasha Levine, From Russia, with Panic. Cozy bears, unsourced hacks-and a Silicon Valley shakedown.

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