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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2021-#15 :: Thursday, 20 January 2022
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1. AP: CIA: Most ‘Havana syndrome’ cases not linked to U.S. adversary.
2. Meeting with Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin –
3. Moscow Times: As Caucasian Glaciers Melt, Locals Face the Future With Stoicism. Caucasian glaciers have lost a quarter of their surface area to climate change since the millennium.
4. Responsible Statecraft: Anatol Lieven, Diplomats & experts: negotiate, or expect ‘drastic escalation’ by Russia. The consensus is the US will have to make an effort to meet some of Putin’s demands — either before or after Moscow rolls into Ukraine.
5. Valdai Discussion Club: Russia-West: How Can We Fix ‘the Most Fateful Error in the Entire Post-Cold War Era’? –
6. Foreign Policy: Stephen Walt, Liberal Illusions Caused the Ukraine Crisis. The greatest tragedy about Russia’s potential invasion is how easily it could have been avoided.
7. Moscow Times: Baltic States Authorized to Rush U.S.-Made Weapons to Ukraine.
8. Moscow Times: Biden’s Sanctions Threats ‘Destabilizing,’ Kremlin Says.
9. RFE/RL: U.S., Allies Again Warn Russia Of ‘Grave Consequences’ Over Ukraine.
10. TASS: Izvestia: What’s on the agenda of the Lavrov-Blinken talks in Geneva.
11. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIA, UKRAINE ET AL: WHAT NEXT? –
12. Indian Punchline: M.K. Bhadrakumar, Blinken delays US response to Russia –
13. Foreign Policy: Elisabeth Braw, When Putin Loved NATO. Former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, who had a cordial relationship with the Russian leader, recalls an era when Moscow wanted closer ties with the West.
14. Gilbert Doctorow, Anthony Blinken and the intellectual bankruptcy of the Biden Administration –
15. Putin’s battle plans & Ukraine invasion maps as (un)-covered by Western media. ‘Russian invasion’ scenarios imagined, complete with detailed maps and phases of the incursion. –
16. Meduza: 2014 vs. 2022. Ukraine’s improved but still longshot odds of withstanding a full-fledged Russian invasion.
17. Is an all-out Russia-Ukraine war about to break out?. The world is bracing for a potential armed showdown over Ukraine, which all sides say they don’t want to happen. –
18. Paul Craig Robert, Can We Trust Russophobes with Our Foreign Policy? –
19. Defense News: Daniel DePetris, NATO should shut the door, but not because Russia said so.
20. Meduza: NATO’s malign influence is distracting Moscow from preparations for the ‘Asian Century’ (Sergey Karaganov) – re:
21. Valdai Discussion Club: Alexander Iskandaryan, Former Post-USSR. The post-Soviet space exists as long as there are disputes about it. But it is spreading and turning into a former post-Soviet space right before our eyes; before the eyes of those who still remember which countries were part of the USSR and which were not. –
22. Interfax: West plotting military provocations against Ukraine – Russian Foreign Ministry. –
23. Intellinews: Russian is the social-media language of choice for Ukrainians.
24. Intellinews: U.S. warns Belarus to keep its commitment to neutrality.
25. Postsocialism: Jeremy Morris, Spooks and the haunting of Russian Area Studies. –
26. The New Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, I Can’t Dance and I’m Too Fat to Fight. –

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