RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#116 :: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#116 :: Wednesday, 24 July 2019
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1. Chris Weafer, Quiet evolution is better than noisy revolution.
2. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, HOMO SOVIETICUS.
3. The National Interest: Dimitri Alexander Simes, Are Russia and America Headed Toward Nuclear War?. We ask a leading Russian military expert. (Viktor Murakhovsky)
4. Interfax: Putin orders governors to listen to locals on waste dump issue.
6. Paul Goble: At Time of Transition, the Kremlin Fears Competitive Elections More than Mass Protests, Martynov Says.
7. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Daily views rumours on electoral reform to extend Putin’s rule.
8. Congratulations to Natalya Solzhenitsyna on her birthday.
9. TASS: What Solzhenitsyn said about Putin, and vice versa.
10. Russian International Affairs Council: Igor Okunev, West/Non-West: Funhouse Mirror of World Politics. –
11. TASS: Izvestia: Johnson may pull UK out of EU but not out of crisis with Russia.
12. Moscow Times: Sean Guillory, The Specter of the Soviet Union Still Haunts the EU. Donald Tusk’s compulsion to repeatedly stress that liberal democracy is a core European value is an overcompensation for its present fragility.
13. TASS: Agreement on release of Ukrainian sailors is reached – Ukrainian ombudsperson.
14. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Ukraine votes for reform. Will new president seize the opportunity? Since the highs that followed the EuroMaidan revolution, Ukraine has experienced increasing degrees of disappointment in its political process. But this weekend’s election may have ushered in a new optimism.
15. Ben Aris, Servant of the People on course to take sole control of Ukraine’s parliament
16. Valdai Discussion Club: Oleg Barabanov, Elections in Ukraine: New People, Old Things? –
17. Carnegie Moscow Center: Konstantin Skorkin, Landslide Victory for Zelensky’s Party in Ukraine: What Next? –
18. Moon of Alabama: Ukraine Election – Voters Defeat Second Color Revolution. –
19. The National Interest: Mark Episkopos, Be Afraid, Russia: Ukraine’s Military Is Becoming a Force to Reckoned With. Thanks to America?
20. Wall Street Journal: China Promises Further Military Cooperation With Russia. Beijing accuses U.S. of undermining regional stability and sharpens its warnings against Taiwan in new defense report.
21. PONARS Eurasia: Hilary Appel, Are Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin Partners? Interpreting the Russia-China Rapprochement.
22. Bloomberg: Ram Yavne, A Russian-American Deal Can Bring Stability to Syria, Weaken Iran. What would a Russo-American deal look like?
23. New York Times editorial: What’s America’s Winning Hand if Russia Plays the China Card?
24. Hell freezes over? New York Times wants closer relationship with Russia, congratulates Trump. –
25. Not The Onion: NY Times Urges Trump To Establish Closer Ties With Moscow. (excerpt)
26. Moscow Times: Timothy Frye, The Mueller Report and the Silence of the Experts. Those well-positioned to comment on the investigation too often ceded the debate to partisans.
27. The Nation: Aaron Mate, These Questions for Mueller Show Why Russiagate Was Never the Answer. The former special counsel still has a lot he can clarify.
28. Washington Post editorial: What does Putin fear?
29. OffShoreAlert Conference Miami: Bill Browder: Hero or Villian? (debate between Lucy Komisar and Jamison Firestone) –

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