RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#198 table of contents with links :: Tuesday 9 September 2014

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JRL 2014-#198 :: Tuesday 9 September 2014

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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Fyodor Lukyanov: Russia’s relations with the West are ruined for long time. Political analyst and editor of the Russia in Global Politics magazine Fyodor Lukyanov believes that the crisis in Ukraine has been caused by the weakness of the Ukrainian state and exacerbated by the intractable positions of Russia and the West. He is also convinced that Russia will give up cooperation with the Western world for the foreseeable future.
2. Youtube: We have survived that hell. Khryashchevatoye.(English Subtitles) (video by Graham Phillips).
3. Youtube: Lugansk Morgue (English Subtitles) (video by Graham Phillips).
4. Youtube: Ukr. Nationalists bullying a kid in Kharkiv | English Subtitles.
5. Interfax: Donbas reports renewed shelling in Avdiivka, Debaltseve.
6. Interfax: Moscow fears Kyiv may be forming attack force in southeast.
7. Reuters: Ukraine president visits frontline city amid ‘shaky’ ceasefire.
8. Reuters: Ukraine death toll edges up despite ceasefire.
9. Business New Europe: Amnesty International report: Ukraine voluntary battalions guilt of war crimes.
10. ITAR-TASS: Donetsk, Luhansk leaders hold on to positions of self-determination.
11. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, In Ukraine, signs of trouble just days into cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels. Many in Kiev doubt the cease-fire in the country’s east will hold given the gulf between different sides on the political steps needed for a lasting peace
12. Valdai Discussion Club: Rostislav Ishchenko, Petro Poroshenko’s Tragic End.
13. Interfax-Ukraine: Ukraine’s Tymoshenko says latest cease-fire deal “threat” to Ukraine.
14. Euromaidan Press: Dmytro Yarosh: Strategic plan for the general population
15. The International New York Times: Jack F. Matlock Jr. Thomas R. Pickering , and James F. Collins, Give Diplomacy With Russia a Chance.
16. The Washington Post: Katrina vanden Heuvel, Time to end the bloody Ukraine conflict.
17. New York Times: Boris Kagarlitsky, The West Is Wrong to See Putin as the Enemy.
18. The National Interest: Michael Kofman, “Ukraine’s Battle for the East is Over.”
19. Wall Street Journal: Russia Urges Ukraine to Talk With Rebels on Status. Kiev Encouraged to Discuss Future Government of Rebel-Held Territories.
20. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Press Digest: Cautious optimism for ceasefire, despite reported breaches.
21. Business New Europe: Borders of Donbas “special status” territory in dispute.
22. Interfax: Over 100,000 Ukrainians granted refugee status in Russia – deputy PM.
23. Russia Direct: Dealing with Putin’s Russia after the NATO summit. Think Tank Review: U.S. think tanks are still attempting to figure out how to deal with Russian president Vladimir Putin, especially given the return of “Novorossiya” to the conversation. Some call for greater NATO involvement, while other caution against provoking Russia further. So who’s right?
24. Washington Post: What would happen if Russia closed its airspace to Western airlines.
25. New York Times: Ukraine Palace Is Still Emblem of Dysfunction.
26. Wall Street Journal: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Hit by High-Energy Objects, Says Dutch Report.
27. Business New Europe: Last minutes of MH17 flight not recorded by Nato Awacs spy planes.
28. AFP: Ukraine rebels deny they had weapons to shoot down MH17.
29. Valdai Discussion Club: Vladimir Yevseyev, The Dubious Success of NATO’s Summit in Wales.
30. AP: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce.
31. Michael Hudson, The IMF’s New Cold War Loan to Ukraine.
32. The Economist: The war in Ukraine. Ukraine’s unhappy ceasefire.
33. ITAR-TASS: Duma speaker urges West not to toe U.S. anti-Russian line.
34. Joshua Yaffa, Peace on Putin’s Terms. How to Read the Recent Ceasefire Deal.
35. RIA Novosti: Alexander Mercouris, The EU and Russia Policy: Happily Forgotten Lies.
36. Jack Devine, Putin’s Playbook. Russia’s dirty tricks in Ukraine are straight out of the KGB instruction manual.
37. Mark Adomanis, Timothy Snyder’s Double-Think.
38. Wall Street Journal: Bret Stephens, What Does Vladimir Putin Want? Not money, power, territory or revenge. The Russian strongman is after bigger game
39. Robert Parry, Seeing No Neo-Nazi Militias in Ukraine.
40. Joseph Nye, A Western strategy for a declining Russia.


41. Russians say successful international policy is Putin’s major achievement.
42. ITAR-TASS: Experts see regional elections in Russia as referendum on support for government.
43. Mark Adomanis, Russian Demography and Useful Idiocy.
44. New York Review of Books: Masha Gessen, Russia’s Dying: A Postscript.
45. Interfax: Russia dramatically reduces imports of sanctioned products from non-CIS in August.
46. Moscow Times: Consumers Stay Away From Moscow’s Malls as Sanctions Deepen Russia’s Slump.
47. Interfax: State obligation is to defend business from illegitimate actions of foreign countries, companies – Medvedev.
48. Reuters: Rosneft struggles to grow as sanctions hit Russia’s oil champion.
49. Moscow Times: Gazprom’s Grip on Russian Gas Exports Weakens as Novatek Gets Export License.
50. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Tech Startup Scene Retreats Amid Ukraine Conflict. As the Government’s Agenda Shifts, Western Venture Firms Decrease Investments.
51. RFE/RL: Russia’s Golos Has ‘Foreign Agent’ Status Removed.
52. Anti-Maidan activists blast Yabloko party over US-funded protests.
53. ITAR-TASS: New US ambassador to help his govt understand Russia’s goals, perspectives.

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