RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-92 :: Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#92 :: Tuesday, 22 May 2018
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1. American Affairs: James Carden, The Cold War Culture War.
2. www.foreignaffairs.com: Sergey Rogov, Can the U.S. and Russia Find a Path Forward on Arms Control? How to Prevent a Dangerous Escalation.
3. Interfax: About half of Russians confident Russia has status of great power – poll.
4. TASS: Direct Line with President Putin: Kremlin promises technologically fine-tuned event.
5. Vedomosti: Pundit says Putin becomes more ‘conservative in his actions’
6. Moscow Times: Michele Berdy, Putin’s Bad Russian Conservatism.
7. The Independent Barents Observer: Arctic governor gets key post in Russia’s new government. Dmitry Kobylkin has made the Yamal-Nenets Autononous Okrug an economic powerhouse in the Russian North. Now, he will head the country’s Ministry of Natural Resources.
8. TASS: State Duma voted for approval of Kudrin as head of Accounts Chamber.
9. www.rt.com: Controversial Russian city mayor quits in protest over canceled elections. (Yevgeny Roizman)
11. CNBC.com: Russia is out to prove that ‘doomsday’ forecasts of economic collapse have failed.
12. TASS: Izvestia: FIFA World Cup to trigger Russia’s economic growth.
13. Bloomberg: Russia Flexes Its Soft Power Muscles. Extending output cuts deepens its role in global affairs.
14. www.rt.com: Duma passes bill on counter-sanctions, gives Russian govt power to impose restrictions.
15. Vedomosti: Russian daily views bill making ‘political differences of opinion’ crime. (re sanctions)
16. TASS: Kommersant: Russian, US differences on Open Skies Treaty growing.
17. Counterpunch.org: Gary Leupp, Question for Discussion: Is Russia an Adversary Nation?
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Ralf Dickel, PROGRESS OF NORD STREAM 2 AND ITS ROLE FOR RUSSIAN GAS EXPORTS TO THE EU.
19. www.aljazeera.com: Modi meets Putin as India walks US-Russia tightrope. Indian PM traveled to Sochi to hold talks with Russia’s Putin, with geopolitical issues on the agenda of summit.
20. Vesti.ru: Mikheyev: Looming Showdown Between Iran and US is a Golden Opportunity for Russia. [News video with English subtitles: vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3019696&cid=4441]
21. Intellinews.com: Alex Nice, The UK is struggling to clarify its Russian corruption and sanctions policy.
22. Spiked: Tim Black, THE FANTASY OF RUSSIA’S DIRTY MONEY. Blaming Russia for everything has become the elite’s go-to conspiracy theory.
23. AP: Purported mother of poisoned Russian spy speaks out.
24. www.rt.com: Robert Bridge, The case of incredibly shrinking Skripals: UK owes Russia explanation as poisoning mystery deepens. [Text with links: rt.com/op-ed/427124-skripal-novichok-uk-nhs/]
25. Daily Beast: Jamie Ross, The Battle Against Kremlin Propaganda Network RT.
26. The New Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, When You Shake Hands with Ukraine, Count Your Fingers Afterward. [Text with links and chart: thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/when-you-shake-hands-with-ukraine-count-your-fingers-afterward/]
27. Los Angeles Times: Jonah Goldberg, Conspiracy theorists on both sides of the Russia probe probably have some facts on their side.
28. David Habakkuk: On Richard Pipes.
29. Ira Straus: Correction to my note on Pipes.
30. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Russia, America, and the Biases Within Us.

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