RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-52 :: Thursday, 16 March 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#52
Thursday, 16 March 2017

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1. The Interpreter (Lowy Institute for International Policy-Australia): Matthew Dal Santo, The Russia Revolution, a century on.
2. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, THE POPULAR ROMANOV.
3. The Spectator (Australia): Matthew Dal Santo, In defence of the Romanovs: the centenary of the February Revolution.
4. New York Times: Serge Schmemann, The Russian Revolution: Then and Now.
5. American Historical Association Blog: E. Thomas Ewing, Why Study Russian History?
6. TASS: Mission to NATO comments on plans to study Russian comic shows.
7. Russia Insider: Harvard Warns Its Impressionable Youngsters to Stay Far Away From ‘Russia Insider’
8. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, While Neo-McCarthyism Spreads, US-Russian Détente May Be Unfolding. “Kremlin-puppet” allegations against Trump are said to have crippled Trump’s ability to initiate cooperative relations with Moscow-but have they?
9. Clinton Ally Says Smoke, But No Fire: No Russia-Trump Collusion. (Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell)
10. Buzzfeed: Ben Smith, Beware The False Temptations Of The Russia Story. Fantasy, confirmation bias, and forgeries in the reaction to Trump.
11. Valdai Discussion Club: Oksana Sinyavskaya, Human Capital: Why Russia Still Won’t Invest in Itself.
12. Meeting with General Director of Agency for Strategic Initiatives Svetlana Chupsheva.
13. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Vice-premier: Russia has a unique phenomenon – workers are officially poor. Olga Golodets speaks out about worrying trend in the country: despite having regular jobs, millions of people are stuck below the poverty line due to poor wages.
15. Interfax: Russian inflation down to 4.4% by mid-March, below Econ Ministry and Central Bank expectations – Oreshkin.
17. Sputnik: Yahoo Hack: What US Mainstream Media Don’t Tell You About Russian ‘Spy’
18. CNN: Who are the Russians who allegedly hacked Yahoo?
19. TASS: Putin warns against attempts of destabilizing international relations.
20. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Mezhdunarodnaya Zhizn magazine published on March 15, 2017.
21. Russia Matters: Kissinger on Russia: Insights and Recommendations. (partial text)
22. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, Trump Deserves a Chance to Deal with Russia over Syria. The president wants to explore new options on Syria. There’s no reason not to try.
23. Russia Direct: Eugene Bai, Libya to test the Kremlin’s readiness to cooperate with the West. Russia is reported to have deployed its special forces on the Libyan borders – a move that might lead to both confrontation and collaboration with the West.
24. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, The Libya Compromise.
25. Center for European Policy Analysis: Donald Jensen, MOSCOW’S ACHILLES HEEL.
26. Paul Goble: Almost Half of Russians Say They Can’t Distinguish Truth from Lies in Moscow Media.
27. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Eurovision 2017: Will Russian singer be allowed into Ukraine? Russia’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev has deepened the ongoing rift between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. According to experts, controversy was unavoidable no matter who Moscow sent to the contest.
28. The National Interest: Nicolai N. Petro and Josh Cohen, The Bizarre Reason Ukraine Could Be Facing a Legitimacy Crisis. A blockade has revealed the government’s unwillingness to enforce state authority against unsanctioned vigilantism.
29. Alexander Mercouris, Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko sidelined as Tymoshenko reportedly flies to Washington. As Ukraine’s National Defence and Security Council makes key decisions, Poroshenko’s long-term rival Yulia Tymoshenko reportedly flies to Washington for secret talks.
30. Russian International Affairs Council: Adriel Kasonta, Ukraine untold: Is it time for America to ignore Ukraine’s unsolved past, and sacrifice its core values and national interest on the alter of the post-Cold War blindness?

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