RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#229 table of contents with links :: Tuesday 4 November 2014

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JRL 2014-#229 :: Tuesday 4 November 2014

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1. Reuters: Ukraine crisis deepens after rebel vote in east.
2. AFP: Ukraine has options left — all bad.
3. RIA Novosti: Kiev Sees No Outlook for Dialogue With Breakaway Eastern Regions After Elections.
4. PBS Newshour: Ukrainian separatist rebels elect new leaders for breakaway republic. (with Andrew Weiss and Stephen Cohen)
5. Pietro A. Shakarian, Ukraine’s Rebel Elections.
6. Russia Direct: Lena Surzhko-Harned, Elections in eastern Ukraine: The demise of the Minsk Agreement? The Russian government’s decision to recognize election results in Luhansk and Donetsk sets up a potentially divisive debate over the future of the Minsk Agreement. In a worst-case scenario, it could lead to new hostilities in the region.
7. Moscow Times: Russia Says Ukraine’s Separatist Vote Does Not Violate Minsk Deal.
8. Kyiv Post: Russia, West diverge sharply on ‘elections’ in Ukraine’s east.
9. RFE/RL: Five Takeaways From Eastern Ukraine’s Separatist Vote.
10. The National Interest: Katrina V. Negrouk, The Aftermath of Ukraine’s Elections: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back? “For a truly peaceful resolution to take place, Ukraine has to embrace dissenting voices in its government not with contempt, but with an intention to work with them.”
11. Carnegie Moscow Center: Maria Snegova, Anti-Western Sentiment as the Basis for Russian Unity.
12. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Yevgeny Levkovich, Nationalism in action: the Russian March. There is more potential than usual for scandal in the Russian March held annually on Nov. 4 as nationalists have split over the situation in Ukraine.
14. Ivan Katchanovski: The Separatist Conflict in Donbas: A Violent Break-Up of Ukraine?
15. Russia Insider: Shellback, Cords and Cauldrons. How the little guys beat the big guys.
16. RFE/RL: Mark Galeotti, Crime And Crimea: Criminals As Allies And Agents.
17. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Stalin Invented Hybrid War, Not Vladimir Putin, Archival Record Shows.
18. Russia Direct: Eugene Bai, Can Russia lobby its way out of Western sanctions? Russian companies struggling with the impact of Western sanctions are adopting a tried-and-true tactic from their Western counterparts – they are hiring powerful lobbyists to work behind the scenes.
19. RIA Novosti: European Commission Names Main Risks for Russian Economy.
20. Mark Adomanis, Russia’s Demography Continues To Improve.
21. Pietro A. Shakarian, Georgian Defense Ministry in Hot Water.

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