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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#93
Monday, 15 May 2017

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1. The National Interest: Paul Saunders, These Two Former Intelligence Chiefs Differ Sharply on Russia and Trump. America needs more Robert Gates and less James Clapper.
2. The National Interest: George Beebe, Election Hacking: A False Russian Flag in France? It isn’t difficult to compile a list of countries whose interests would be served by stoking tensions between Russia and the West.
3. The Kennan Institute: Maxim Trudolyubov, Moscow’s Main Agent Is Hype.
4. Interfax: Internal political struggle continuing in U.S. increases global political, economic tensions – Putin.
5. www.rt.com: Putin: Malware created by intelligence services can backfire on its creators.
6. TASS: Putin approves Russia’s economic security strategy until 2030.
7. Bloomberg: Putin Is Taking Lessons From Trump on How to Win at the Polls.
8. RFE/RL: Thousands Protest In Moscow Against Plan To Raze Soviet-Era Housing.
9. www.rt.com: Upper house urges tougher punishment for poll rigging.
10. https://linforusse.wordpress.com: Fabrice Deprez, Russian Journalists Fear Navalny’s PR is Going the Trump Way.
11. TASS: Russian health minister points to significant slowdown in HIV cases in 2016.
12. Valdai Discussion Club: Viktor Larin, ONE BELT, ONE ROAD. RUSSIA AND CHINA CAN SOLVE POLITICAL PROBLEMS THROUGH ECONOMY.
13. New York Times: In Beijing, Vladimir Putin Plays Two Piano Tunes From His Childhood.
14. Kremlin.ru: Belt and Road international forum.
15. Kremlin.ru: Replies to journalists’ questions.
16. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, US in Denial as Beijing Lays Groundwork for New Economic Order. China’s Belt and Road summit has begun-and its outcome will put another nail in the petrodollar’s coffin.
17. www.rt.com: Russia-China trade to hit $80bn by 2018.
18. Stratfor.com: Russia Regains Its Momentum Across Eurasia.
19. www.rt.com: Alexander Yakovenko, There can be only political solutions on the Korean peninsula.
20. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Out in the cold: Russia and the West’s Arctic conundrum. Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the Arctic does not represent any potential conflict between Russia and the other polar countries. International politics experts, however, believe that the situation is more complex, even though the countries are able to regulate the problems for now.
21. Counterpunch.org: Binoy Kampmark, Lavrov at the White House.
22. Interfax: Lavrov-Trump meeting focused on Syria de-escalation zones.
23. Valdai Discussion Club: William Wohlforth, TRUMP REMAINS INTERESTED IN ENGAGING RUSSIA DESPITE DOMESTIC SITUATION.
24. Asia Times: M K Bhadrakumar, Trump ignores status quo apologists to engage Russia. This week’s visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the White House is raising expectations for July’s historic first meeting between Trump and Putin
25. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Alastair Crooke, Trump Changes Gear: Strategic Syria policy now lies with Tillerson and Lavrov.
26. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Wing to wing: Why did a Russian jet ‘greet’ a U.S. aircraft over Black Sea? On May 9, a Russian Su-30 naval aviation fighter forced an American P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft to leave Russian airspace over the Black Sea. However, experts point out that the Russian pilot did not have the right to perform stunts near the American aircraft.
27. Consortiumnews.com: Rick Sterling, Gorbachev Warns of Growing Danger . A group of Americans visiting Russia heard dire warnings from ex-Soviet President Gorbachev that the tensions between the U.S. and Russia are creating a dangerous situation for the world.
28. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, VLADIMIR PUTIN IS SAFE IF DONALD TRUMP’S EXPERT ON RUSSIA IS FIONA HILL, BUT IS TRUMP?
29. Wall Street Journal: Holman Jenkins, The Russia Circus Will Drag On Without Comey. He was a flawed FBI chief but the best bet for quickly closing out the phony hunt for ‘collusion.’
30. Matt Taibbi on mass hysteria.
31. The Unz Report: John Derbyshire, Let’s Go to Peak Trump Hysteria-Ambassador Kislyak for FBI Chief!
32. Russia Beyond the Headlines: How is Russia connected to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Donald Trump’s decision to fire the FBI Director James Comey has triggered yet another round of Russia-related headlines. RBTH explains what Moscow has to do with the sacking that’s rocked American politics.
33. Washington Post: Greg Miller, Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for Moscow.
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