RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-85 :: Friday, 11 May 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#85
Friday, 11 May 2018

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1. Meduza: Cohen vs. McFaul. Is Russia or America to blame for the New Cold War?
2. TASS: Putin not considering third consecutive term as president.
3. Moscow Times: Michele Berdy, Putin’s Language (R)Evolution.
4. The Economist: Six more years. Fresh challenges for Vladimir Putin in his supposedly final term. Russia’s strongman talks less about foreign adventures and more about domestic problems.
5. The National Interest: Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Who Will Lead Russia after Putin? It’s time to start discussions of who his potential successor might be.
6. Intellinews.com: Russian Kudrin to head Audit Chamber.
7. The Bell: Russia’s new government disappoints those hoping for economic reforms.
8. Reuters: Russia eyes budget surplus for first time since 2011.
9. Sputnik: Russia Expects Oil & Gas Profits Five Times Greater than Projected in 2018.
10. Moscow Times: Michael Kofman, Parades and Pomp: What Do Russia’s Armed Forces Have to Celebrate? The picture is far from rosy.
11. Bloomberg: Trump’s Man in Moscow Gives Boost to Putin’s Economic Forum. (Ambassador Jon Huntsman)
12. Sputnik: Russian Investigators Get Proof Refuting Rodchenkov’s Claims on Doping Samples.
13. Xinhua: Russians see China as most valuable partner: poll.
14. Washington Post: Lawmakers takes step toward nullifying nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
15. TASS: Countersanctions bill should not specify names of items, enterprises – State Duma Speaker.
16. Al-Monitor: Maxim A. Suchkov, As tensions flare with Iran, Israel embraces Russia.
17. Russia Matters: RM Experts, Survey: What Next for the Iran Deal and What Will It Mean for US-Russian Relations?
18. Moscow Times: Most Russians Don’t See Armenia-Style Revolution as Possible in Their Country – Poll.
19. The Nation: Pietro A. Shakarian, Armenia’s Future Hangs in the Balance. New Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s road to healing the unequal and divided country will be long and difficult.
20. Washington Post: Michael McFaul, The smear that killed the ‘reset.’ Putin needed an American enemy. He picked me.
21. New York magazine: Jonathan Chait, How Badly Has Russia Compromised American Government? 
22. Wall Street Journal: John McCain: ‘Vladimir Putin Is an Evil Man.’ In an excerpt from his new memoir, Sen. McCain discusses his longstanding opposition to the Russian strongman-and his own role in receiving ‘the Steele dossier’ about Donald Trump.
23. www.rt.com: Steve Keen, Karl Marx sacrificed logic on the altar of his desire for revolution. [Text with links https://www.rt.com/op-ed/426249-karl-marx-capital-labor/]

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