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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#96
Monday, 22 May 2017

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1. Economic Principals: David Warsh, The Best Western Correspondent in Moscow. A latter-day John Reed who has lived to tell the story.
2. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, As controversy swirls around Trump, Russia watches helplessly. Many in Russia had hoped that the new president could help smooth relations between Moscow and Washington. But as Russia-tied scandals paralyze Trump’s administration, now the Kremlin just want US-Russia diplomacy not to get worse.
3. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, ZAPHOD TRUMPLEBROX AND THE DEEP STATE.
4. The National Interest: Ted Galen Carpenter, How Kosovo Poisoned America’s Relationship with Russia. The Kosovo intervention set terrible precedents that have come back to haunt the West.
5. RFE/RL: IMF Sees Russian Economy Moving Out Of Recession, Inflation Slowing.
6. Russia’s economy is recovering well.
7. Yekaterina Katkova: Putin has pointed to the dangers. Putin has signed an edict on the strategy of the country’s economic security through 2030.
8. Vedomosti: Daily views Kremlin’s efforts to boost voter turnout.
9. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Problems of Putinism Persist.
10. NGOs ‘attempt to destabilize Russia’ – senior security official.
11. ‘No chance of color revolution in Russia’ – security chief.
12. Bryan MacDonald, Sorry, Time, but Putin doesn’t work in a cathedral.
13. The Gaping Holes of Russia-gate. Between Russia-gate and President Trump’s potential impeachment, Washington is blending the thrill of McCarthyism and the excitement of Watergate, as ex-U.S. intelligence officials Ray McGovern and William Binney explain.
14. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Could Trump have passed sensitive information to Russia? On Monday, May 15, many media outlets in the U.S. strong criticized President Donald Trump. This time he was accused of passing confidential information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, relating to the fight against Islamic State (ISIS). The accusers themselves, however, admit that Trump has not violated any American laws.
15. Russia Insider: Lavrov: Lying US Media Would Feel Right at Home in the Soviet Union. Russia’s Foreign Minister says he time-travels back to the Soviet Union every time he reads a US newspaper.
16. Rolling Stone: Matt Taibbi, How Did Russiagate Start?
17. Real News Network: Why Did the FBI Leak the Comey Memo? (interview with Robert English)
18. Wall Street Journal: Trump Feels ‘Hamstrung’ in Ability to Work With Moscow, Adviser Says. McMaster says president told Russians he wants to move beyond “all of the Russia news” to address issues such as the fight against ISIS.
19. Fred Gardner, Irrefutable Proof: Russian Election Meddling Documented!
20. Real News Network: Is Russia the ‘Adversary’ of the United States? Moscow based journalist Jeffrey Taylor and Paul Jay challenge the underlying assumption of the furor in Washington, that Russia is the enemy of the American people.
21. Awful Avalanche: NATO Confirms That It Is At War With Russia.
22. Russia Matters: Jeanne Wilson, As China Rises, Russia Tries to Make the Best of a Tough Situation.
23. Moscow Times: Edward Walker, The Growing Risks of Russia’s Military Intervention in Syria.
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Anatol Lieven, AFGHANISTAN: NO WAY FORWARD.

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