RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#32 :: Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#32 :: Wednesday, 27 February 2019
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1. Russia Matters: How Big a Threat Is Russia? RM Staff interview with Graham Allison.
2. AP: Russia Presses Case for Greater Control Over Its Internet.
3. TASS: Kremlin says cyber attacks against Russia perpetually initiated from US territory.
4. Sputnik: Trump Personally Approved US Military’s Cyberattack Against Russia – Report.
5. Asia Times: Giovanni Pigni, Concern over plan to build ‘Russian internet.’ Moscow says it needs to prepare for a possible cyberwar, but critics say it wants control of the Net.
6. Russian International Affairs Council: Anastasia Tolstukhina, Two Cyber Resolutions Are Better Than None. []
7. Bear Market Brief: Congress publishes new DASKA text.
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8. Sputnik: US’ New Russia Sanctions Bill Bans Americans From Buying Russian Sovereign Debt.
9. Financial Times: ‘Chaotic’ sanctions against Russia have failed, says Navalny. Putin critic claims they miss target and US and UK avoid tackling dirty money.
10. Asia Times: Russian oil’s digital dance around the dollar. The State Duma plans to review and adopt laws on cryptocurrency regulations as early as next month.
11. Valdai Discussion Club: Evgeny Buzhinsky, Middle East: Everyone for Himself.[]
12. Washington Post: Top general wants key nuclear pact with Russia expanded to include new weapons.
13. Website details Russia response to US INF treaty withdrawal.
14. Washington Times: Edward Lozansky, Are we sleepwalking into nuclear disaster?
15. The ASAN Forum: Does Russia Have a Viable Strategy to Become an Independent Pole in Eurasia? Positive Scenario I by Alexander Lukin. []
16. RFE/RL: From ‘Not Us’ To ‘Why Hide It?’: How Russia Denied Its Crimea Invasion, Then Admitted It.
17. TASS: Ukraine’s election to change nothing in bilateral relations, 59% of Russians tell pollster.
18. Poroshenko’s team hit by defence industry corruption scandal, Tymoshenko starts impeachment process.
19. Russia Slides Towards Internal Political Crisis (MUST SEE SouthFront video report!) []
20. Wall Street Journal: Holman Jenkins, The Media Will Re-Elect Trump. They would rather believe tall tales about Russia than hear what voters said in 2016.
21. Patrick Armstrong, McCarthyism Then and Now: But There Was Reality Then. []

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