RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-198:: Monday, 12 November 2018
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#198 :: Monday, 12 November 2018
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1. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Putin’s Ratings Fall: Back to the Soft Authoritarian Normality of His ‘Sistema’?
2. www.rt.com: We want to believe: ‘Russian hacking’ memo REVEALS how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin. [rt.com/usa/443644-russia-hacking-methods-election-memo/]
3. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, U.S. midterms make Putin’s rocky road to Trump even rockier. Americans weren’t the only ones closely watching US midterm results. Much of the world was too, including Russia. A Democratic House will complicate Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut deals with President Trump.
4. TASS: Expert says there was little hope for meaningful Paris meeting between Putin, Trump. (Fyodor Lukyanov)
5. Kremlin.ru: Interview to Russia Today TV Channel.
6. TASS: Izvestia: Putin, Trump agree to continue communication.
7. TASS: Putin, Trump to discuss INF Treaty on sidelines of G20 summit – Kremlin.
8. The National Interest: Nikolas K. Gvosdev, The Lessons of World War I Still Haunt Russia Today. The Russian civil war is finally over – and the Whites have won.
9. Russia Insider: Brian Cloughley, Imperial Russian Army Was Only One to Fight and Die on Eastern and Western WWI Fronts Alike. It’s a little known fact a Russian Expeditionary Force fought Germans in France. [russia-insider.com/en/imperial-russian-army-was-only-one-fight-and-die-eastern-and-western-wwi-fronts-alike/ri25342]
10. Russia Beyond: Russia in World War I: Was victory ‘stolen’ by a stab in the back? [rbth.com/history/329472-russia-in-world-war-i]
12. Paul Goble: In Russia, Clash of Generations Replacing Clash of Civilizations, ‘Nezavisimaya Gazeta’ Says.
13. www.rt.com: Red governor: Communist to lead Russia’s region in Siberia after being only runner on ballots.
14. www.rt.com: Russia excels in ditching dollar ahead of pending US sanctions against country’s financial system.
15. Wall Street Journal: Russia Demotes Dollar’s Role at Home, Taking a Swipe at U.S.. To ease sanctions pressure, Moscow promotes use of ruble and other currencies in trade deals.
16. Bear Market Brief: Russian economy shows few favorable signs in 3Q 2018 [website link is to entire issue of email newsletter as archived by mailchimp].
17. Financial Times: Russian sanctions: why ‘isolation is impossible.’ The US-led measures were designed to ostracise Putin, but the rhetoric has not matched reality as Moscow sells arms and builds alliances.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Vladimir Petrovsky, China-Russia Relations on the Rise. [valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/china-russia-relations-on-the-rise-/]
19. Valdai Discussion Club: C. Raja Mohan, President Putin in Singapore: Russia’s East Asia Prospects. [valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/president-putin-in-singapore-russia/]
20. www.rt.com: ‘Think Oriental’: European mindset will not strike bargain with the Taliban, Russian envoy tells RT. [rt.com/news/443756-zamir-kabulov-taliban-talks/]
21. Interfax: West lost war in Afghanistan – Moscow.
22. The Real News Network: The Taliban in Moscow: A Turning Point for the Afghan War?. As the Afghan government suffers more losses on the ground, a landmark peace conference hosted by Russia could mark a shift in the 17-year war. The Taliban is there in its highest level diplomatic engagement in years. We speak to author and historian Vijay Prashad. [therealnews.com/stories/the-taliban-in-moscow-a-turning-point-for-the-afghan-war]
23. Arab News: Russia not aligned with Iran, say experts.
24. www.strategic-culture.org: Patrick Armstrong, Psychoanalysing NATO: Confirmation Bias. [strategic-culture.org/news/2018/11/09/psychoanalysing-nato-confirmation-bias.html]
25. Russian International Affairs Council: Dmitry Stefanovich,and Malcolm Chalmers, Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control? [russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/is-this-the-end-of-nuclear-arms-control/]
26. Center for Strategic and International Studies: Olga Oliker and Andrey Kortunov, The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018. Chipping Away at Four Gordian Knots. [russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/is-this-the-end-of-nuclear-arms-control/]
27. http://theduran.com: Slavisha Batko Milacic, The Serbian question in Montenegro. The current, western influenced, government policy in Montenegro is based on the disabling Russian influence. [theduran.com/the-serbian-question-in-montenegro/]
29. Wall Street Journal editorial: Burying the Other Russia Story. Adam Schiff will shut down the probe that found FBI abuses.
30. AP: Training Kids to Kill at Ukrainian Nationalist Camp.
31. Carnegie Moscow Center: Konstantin Skorkin, Election Gambit: What’s Behind Russia’s Sanctions on Ukrainian Politicians and Businessmen?
32. Intellinews.com: The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine held controversial elections.
33. TASS: Kommersant: Donetsk-Lugansk elections to widen rift between Russia and West.
34. TASS: Donbass elections’ outcome shows popular support for integration with Russia, expert says.
35. Interfax: Kremlin treats elections in self-proclaimed Donbas republics ‘with understanding’ – Peskov.
36. Washington Times: Edward Lozansky, U.S.-Russia-China Big Three – or WW III? Trump in Paris, ‘Russia is preparing for war,’ China in ‘preparation for war’