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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#9
Friday, 12 January 2018
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1. Jeffrey Carr, The DNC: Swimming In Malware But Never Once Targeted.
2. Interfax: Putin: We’re not going to interfere with U.S. affairs, but it should be ready to meet challenges it prompts.
3. Meeting with heads of Russian print media and news agencies.
4. Reuters: In Rut, Russian Communists Register Surprise Candidate to Challenge Putin.
5. Communist party poll-ratings rise after non-communist contender enters fray.
6. Fort Russ: Eduard Popov, Putin’s 2018 Election Campaign: A New Beginning?
7. Institute of Modern Russia: Snob: The Mathematics of a Boycott. Dmitry Oreshkin argues that Navalny’s call for a boycott is good step for him, but not for voters
8. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Russia’s Quiet Revolution – Update.
9. TASS: Izvestia: Inflation expectations plunge to all-time low in Russia.
10. Bloomberg: Russia’s Break From a Recession Was Fleeting.
11. TASS: State Duma passes first reading of bill designating individuals as foreign agent media.
12. Bloomberg: Russia’s Oligarchs Brace for U.S. Report Listing Putin Friends.
13. Russia Reviewed: Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power by Svetlana Stephenson
14. Institute of Modern Russia: Russia’s 2017 Foreign Policy . Dmitry Trenin summarizes Russia’s 2017 foreign policy.
15. The National Interest: Dave Majumdar, Here’s What’s in Store for U.S.-Russia Relations. Andranik Migranyan discussed the topic today at the Center for the National Interest.
16. ‘No light at the end of the tunnel’ for US-Russia relations – senior Moscow senator. (Konstantin Kosachev)
17. TASS: Putin slams drone attack on Russian base in Syria as provocation.
19. Washington Post editorial: Russia has fooled the U.S. again in Syria.
20. The National Interest: Paul Pillar, Ceding Diplomatic Leadership to Russia.
21. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, The Do’s and Don’ts of Fighting Russian Interference. A major report by Senator Ben Cardin suggests a broad response to Russian interference in the West. Only some of his recommendations make sense.
22. AP: Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs.
23. The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate. In the Watergate era, liberals warned about U.S. intelligence agencies manipulating U.S. politics, but now Trump-hatred has blinded many of them to this danger becoming real, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes.
24. Washington Post: Is there a GOP conspiracy to discredit the Trump-Russia investigation?
25. Wall Street Journal: Kimberley Strassel, The Dossier Rehab Campaign. Congress should work quickly to declassify documents and let the public decide.
26. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Patrick Lang, The Trump Dossier Timeline, A Democrat Disaster Looming.

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