RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-3 :: Thursday, 4 January 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#3
Thursday, 4 January 2018
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1. The National Interest: Where Are U.S.-Russia Relations Headed? Andranik Migranyan shares his thoughts with the National Interest in an exclusive interview.
2. Russia Matters: Thomas Graham on Russia: Insights and Recommendations.
3. 64 applications to run for Russian presidency registered by Election Commission.
4. Moscow Times: Russian Presidential Election Watch 2018, the Candidates.
5. New York Times: Sylvie Kauffmann, Training Early for Post-Putin Politics.
6. Washington Post: Yana Gorokhovskaia, In Moscow, candidates opposed to Putin are running – and winning. Here’s why that matters.
7. Vedomosti: Kirill Kharatyan, Six years for a lame duck. The future is when someone else becomes president of Russia.
8. GQ: Vladimir Putin’s Worst Enemies Are Hosting a Summit in His Honor.
9. Financial Times: China land grab on Lake Baikal raises Russian ire. Nationalists up in arms after Chinese investors snap up lakefront properties.
10. Asia Times: What China, Russia want from each other in weapon R&D. Moscow needs parts and money while Beijing is eyeing technologies for its engine and fighter programs.
11. Russian International Affairs Council: Igor Ivanov, Russia – Europe: the Need for a Common Vision.
12. TASS: Russia warns US against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs – senior diplomat.
13. Moscow Times: Vladimir Frolov, Why the Iran Protests Have Russia on Edge. For the Kremlin, instability in Iran carries a widening range of existential threats.
14. Awful Avalanche: Three Trains From Ukraine To Russia.
15. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Four Years of Ukraine and the Myths of Maidan. The history of the Ukrainian crisis, which has made everything it affected worse, is distorted by political myths and American media malpractice.
16. Western media at a loss after Ukraine spooks boast ‘thwarting Kremlin hacking’ in unreadable English.
17. Radio Liberty/Euromaidan Press: Serhiy Zhadan, There will be no miracle. There will be war.
18. Wall Street Journal: U.S., Ukraine Try to Ensure Weapons Don’t Fall to Enemy. American equipment has been lost to the other side in Ukraine, Georgia and reportedly in Syria.
19. Kyiv Post: Oleg Voloshin: Paul Manafort, European integration’s unknown soldier for Ukraine.
20. Washington Times: Manafort lawsuit says Mueller charges have nothing to do with Russia investigation, Trump campaign.
21. Atlantic Council: Peter Dickinson, President Trump One Year On: Better for Russia or Ukraine?
22. Transitions Online: Peter Rutland, The Fall of the Soviet Union Revisited. Top academics are still debating why the USSR collapsed and whether the West could have done more in the early 1990s to secure a well-functioning democracy in Russia.
23. RFE/RL: McMaster Says U.S. Must Reveal ‘Insidious’ Russian Meddling To Prevent Further Attacks Share.
24. Washington Post: Paul Waldman, What did Trump know about Russia, and when did he know it?
25. Wall Street Journal editorial: Fusion’s Russia Fog. The Steele dossier hit men now claim to be political victims.
26. PBS Frontline: PUTIN’S REVENGE. The Russia Investigations, Explained.
27. Norman Solomon, Social Media Madness: the Russia Canard.

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