RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-56 :: Tuesday, 27 March 2018
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#56
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
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1. Intellinews.com: Death toll in Siberian mall fire soars five-fold as EU expels diplomats.
2. The National Interest: Stumbling into a War with Russia. A panel of experts discussed U.S.-Russian relations today at the Center for the National Interest.
3. Interfax: Russian foreign policy expert says relations with West at new low (Fyodor Lukyanov)
4. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, MOVING FORWARD.
5. PBS Newshour: How will the global effort to expel diplomats affect Russia? (with Victoria Nuland and Paul Saunders)
6. www.rt.com: ‘Wave of Russian diplomat expulsions is coordinated political warfare against Moscow’
7. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Expelling Russian diplomats: tokenism in Europe; petulance in Washington. US expulsion looks like a delayed reaction to Russia’s huge expulsion of US diplomats last July.
8. The Blogmire: Rob Slane, The Skripal Case: It Looks Like Mrs May Has Some Explaining to do!
9. Novaya Gazeta: Russian scientist doubts if Novichok used against Skripal. (Nikolai Volodin)
10. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Europe’s Anti-Kremlin Roll Call Was Weak. When it came to specific action, European countries opted to keep pressure on Putin low.
11. New York Times editorial: Tough Action on Russia, at Last, but More Is Needed.
12. Washington Post editorial: The Russian expulsions are a good first step. But only a first step.
13. The Guardian (UK): Viv Groskop, Russian stereotypes hurt ordinary people – and play into Putin’s hands. The kind of nuance-free Russophobia represented by the response to the Skripal case bolsters the president.
14. Russiafeed.com: Paul Goncharoff, My discussion of America with Russians over a cup of tea. The geopolitical surprises just seem to keep coming. (excerpt)
15. https://russia-insider.com: Ivan Damilov, ‘Generation Putin’ Gives West the Boot. Russians between 18 and 24 are the most likely to approve of Putin — guaranteeing the consequences of present western hostility towards Russia will continue to reverberate for decades.
16. New York Times: Ivan Kristen, Hello, Generation Putin.
17. Vedomosti editorial: What prevents Putin’s return from war.
18. Interfax: Medvedev to meet with all parliamentary factions ahead of gov’t report in State Duma – Volodin.
19. Bloomberg: Europe’s Biggest Money Manager Is Staying Bullish on Russia.
20. Intellinews.com: St Petersburg’s start-up scene flourishes on high talent and low costs.
21. Moscow Times: Igor Ivanov, This Is What Russia’s Foreign Policy Should Look Like.
22. Valdai Discussion Club: Gerhard Mangott, RUSSIA-WEST RELATIONS: NO LIGHT IN THE DEAD END STREET.
23. www.rt.com: Restoring strategic balance: The history of why Russia needs those scary missiles. (VIDEO)
24. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, Will the Putin-Xi era supersede the Western liberal (dis)order? Perhaps a Confucian path would be the right direction toward Eurasian integration.
25. www.defenddemocracy.press: Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton, NATO Expansion: What Yeltsin Heard. (excerpt)
26. Foreign Affairs: Michael Sulmeyer, How the U.S. Can Play Cyber-Offense. Deterrence Isn’t Enough. (excerpt)
27. Lawfare (Brookings): Alina Polyakova, The Next Russian Attack Will Be Far Worse than Bots and Trolls. (excerpt)
28. The Independent (UK): Patrick Cockburn, It’s wishful thinking to blame Clinton’s loss on Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has now joined Russia at the top of a list of conspirators who may have helped Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016, leaving the real reasons unexamined.
29. The Baffler: John Ganz, As Stalin Lay Dying. On Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin.