RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2015-#98 table of contents with links :: Johnson’s Russia List – Sunday, May 17, 2015

Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#98 :: Sunday 17 May 2015
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1. Interfax: Nuland is already in Moscow, official meetings slated for Monday.
2. TASS: Nuland to discuss implementation of Minsk accords in Moscow.
3. Interfax-Ukraine: Nuland’s ongoing visit to Kyiv reaffirms U.S. full and unbreakable support for Ukraine.
4. Phil Butler, ‘Bigger role’ for US in Minsk II accords: Are you sure, Ms. Nuland?
5. Interfax: Poroshenko’s declarations drive Donbas peace talks to blind alley – Pushilin.
6. The Guardian (UK): Susan Richards, The west talks about a new cold war. For Russians it has already started. By continually freezing out the Kremlin, the west is refuelling old resentments.
7. New York Times: A Diplomatic Victory, and Affirmation, for Putin.
8. Asia Times: M. K. Bhadrakumar, Obama’s overture to Putin has paid off.
9. Moscow Times: Mark Adomanis, The U.S. Must Keep Talking to Russia.
10. Gordon Hahn, Is Putin Winning?
11. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russia-USA relations may “remain frozen” at least through 2016 – pundit. (Sergey Karaganov)
12. Kenneth Rapoza, Here’s How Western Sanctions Have ‘Killed’ Russia.
13. Financial Times: Weak rouble and sanctions breath life into Russian industry.
14. Bostinno: What Now for MIT and Moscow’s ‘Innovation City’? (re Skolkovo)
15. TASS: Moscow metro – Russia’s historical and cultural symbol – turns 80.
16. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Refusal to jail Navalny nothing but political expediency, say observers.
17. The National Interest: Julian Snelder, Russia and China: A Great Power Partnership America Should Fear?
18. Russia Direct: Larisa Smirnova, The real meaning of Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow. The recent meeting of Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin in Moscow highlights the growing importance that Russia and China have for each other in re-shaping both the economic and geopolitical agenda in Eurasia.
19. ‘I have to work a lot harder’ in Russia than at NSA – Edward Snowden.
20. Medium: Dominic Basalto, America’s war of words with Russia is no laughing matter.
21. Wall Street Journal: Stephen Schuker, Waging Peace. Churchill requested plans for a British-American attack on Russia code-named “Operation Unthinkable.”
22. Russia Without BS: Jim Kovpak, Yes, Ukraine HAS perished [LOGIN NEEDED].
23. Ukraine Today: Injured Ukrainian soldiers say public support is decreasing.
24. Sputnik: Lviv Theater Performers Protest Mass Conscription Into Ukrainian Army.
25. Michael Weiss and James Miller, New Putin Invasion Coming This Summer. Moscow says it’s sticking to a ceasefire agreement. Meanwhile, it’s piling up troops and weapons for something that doesn’t look so peaceful.
26. Washington Times: L. Todd Wood, If you want to arm Ukraine, arm it with economic progress.
27. Doug Bandow, Ukraine Fight Flares Again: U.S. Should Keep Arms And Troops At Home.
28. Sputnik: US Actions May Prompt Russia to Consider Increasing Nuclear Arsenal.


Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia Map of Commonwealth of Independent States, European Portion

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