RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-141 :: Wednesday, 1 August 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#141
Wednesday, 1 August 2018

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1. Russia Beyond: These 35 bizarre photos are the most Russian things ever. [rbth.com/lifestyle/328847-russia-bizarre-photos]
2. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, WORLD POLITICS GETTING ROUGH THIS SUMMER. The world as we see it today it is not a sheet of glass resembling the sea on which commodities together with ideas sail along without a hitch. It is rather an unpredictable stormy ocean that does not have mercy on anyone and does not give anyone a break. [valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/world-politics-this-summer/]
3. American Committee for East-West Accord: Stephen F. Cohen Debates Max Boot on CNN.
4. Russia Beyond: Henry Kissinger: ‘At critical junctures Russia has saved the world’s equilibrium’ [rbth.com/lifestyle/328867-henry-kissinger-on-russia]
5. Levada.ru: Putin’s approval rating falls to five-year low, poll suggests.
6. Moscow Times: Russians’ Willingness to Protest is Highest in 2 Decades, Survey Says.
7. www.rt.com: 3 prominent Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic.
8. TASS: Kommersant: Three Russian reporters murdered in Central Africa Republic amid nationwide crime wave.
9. Valdai Discussion Club: Feng Shaolei, THE EVOLUTION OF SINO-RUSSIAN RELATIONSHIP: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE MEETING BETWEEN XI JINPING AND VLADIMIR PUTIN.
10. Bloomberg: Hal Brands, Trump Can’t Split Russia From China – Yet. As Beijing gets stronger, there may be hope for a Kissingerian maneuver.
11. Bloomberg: Leonid Ragozin, Four Years After Its Revolution, Ukraine Is Still a Mess. Lingering corruption and a lagging economy contributed to the country’s stalled reforms.
12. gilbertdoctorow.com: Gilbert Doctorow, Republic of Latvia, Apartheid State within the EU. [gilbertdoctorow.com/2018/07/31/republic-of-latvia-apartheid-state-within-the-eu/]
13. The Blog Mire: Rob Slane, The Salisbury Poisonings: Time for a Review of the Official Timeline. [theblogmire.com/the-salisbury-poisonings-time-for-a-review-of-the-official-timeline/]
14. New York Times editorial: Russia Attacks America’s Election System. Trump Shrugs. The midterms are approaching, and the president has yet to get serious about protecting the nation’s electoral system from cyberinvasion.
15. Politico.eu: Alex Finley, It’s easier for Russia to recruit Americans today than it was during the Cold War.
16. Wall Street Journal: Thomas Baker, What Are the FBI and CIA Hiding? The agency might have led the bureau down a rabbit hole in the 2016 Trump counterintelligence probe.
17. The American Conservative: Peter Van Buren, Donald Trump is Not the ‘Manchurian Candidate.’ But the establishment blob is looking a lot like the new McCarthyism.
18. Russian International Affairs Council: Oleg Shakirov, “Russian Propaganda”: On Social Networks, in Eastern Europe, and Soon Everywhere. [russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/russian-propaganda-on-social-networks-in-eastern-europe-and-soon-everywhere/]
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