Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#119 :: Wednesday 17 June 2015

Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#119
Wednesday 17 June 2015

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1. Foreign Affairs: Charles King, The Decline of International Studies. Why Flying Blind Is Dangerous.
2. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, NATO and Russia Are Playing a Risky Game.
3. The National Interest: Paul Pillar, NATO Ambivalence and Stashing Weapons in Eastern Europe.
4. TASS: Analysts: US forces Russia to take military, technical steps to forestall aggression.
5. Moscow will respond to NATO approaching Russian borders ‘accordingly’ – Putin.
6. Russia Direct: Alexey Fenenko, The myth of ‘hybrid war’ in Ukraine. The West continues to suggest that Russia is engaged in a furtive “hybrid war” in Ukraine in an attempt to destabilize the country. But Russia has no interest in creating a new frozen conflict.
7. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexei Arbatov, An Unnoticed Crisis: The End of History for Nuclear Arms Control?
8. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Alexander Chekov, Why the collapse of the INF Treaty is not in Russia’s interests.
9. Moscow Carnegie Center/Security Times: Dmitri Trenin, Harsh Realities in Ukraine. Rather than thinking about some grand architecture for the future, all sides of the current Russian-Western conflict should step away from the brink.
10. The Globalist: Dmitri Trenin, Greater Asia: A China-Russia Entente? Russia is rapidly aligning itself with new allies in the East, hoping to gain dominance in Eurasia.
11. TASS: Russian experts say China’s expansion in Russia a myth.
12. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Vladimir Chernega, Thaw in EU-Russia relations inevitable, but don’t hold your breath. Only compromise offers a way out of the current impasse.
13. Valdai Discussion Club: Relations between Russia and Europe: Expert Outlook from Moscow and Rome.
14. History News Network: Walter Moss, What Does the Film Leviathan Tell Us about Putin’s Russia and Its Past?
15. Kyiv Post: A full blockade of Donbas vital to save Ukraine, analysts say.
16. Russia Just Opened a Theme Park for Warmongers.
17. Euromaidan Press: Ukraine gets hold of Russian plan for large-scale invasion.
18. Kyiv Post: Agne Dovydaityte: Matlock, ex-US ambassador, stuck in Soviet times when it comes to Ukraine.

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