RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#124 :: Wednesday, 7 August 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#124 :: Wednesday, 7 August 2019
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1. Moscow Times: Russians Say Soviet Rule Was ‘Closer to People’ Than Current Regime – Poll.
2. The National Interest: Boris Mezhuev, How to Make Russia Great Again. The Putin administration must change its perspective on regional self-governance.
3. Communists seek sacking of Moscow’s election commission chief after wave of street protests. –
4. AP: Rejected Moscow candidates likely to lose another round.
5. Russian couple probed over putting 1yo son in danger at anti-govt rally cleared of all charges.
6. Meduza: What we know so far about Moscow’s custody challenge against two parents who were seen with their toddler at an election protest.
7. Wall Street Journal: Russian Media Muffle Protest Images, Broadcast Beef Kebabs. President Putin is trying to stop demonstrations without stoking further discontent over a poor economy, a pension revamp and endemic corruption.
8. The Nation: Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Russia Needs Its Own Bernie Sanders. Can leftist sociologist and columnist Boris Kagarlitsky create room for a new politics in Russia?
9. Washington Post: Konstantin Dobrynin, Russia’s latest political protests are a dramatic rejection of business as usual.
10. Kennan Institute: Maxim Trudolyubov, Russia’s Calm and Focused Protest.
11. Peter Eltsov, The Best Way to Deal With Russia: Wait for It to Implode.
12. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Putin Can’t Afford to Speed Up Russia’s Economy. The Russian president would rather sit on his hands than risk disturbing the fragile political balance that ensures his power.
13. Paul Goble: For Russian Economy, August Not April is the Cruelest Month.
14. Russia Beyond: Is the U.S.-China trade war beneficial for Russia? –
15. Sputnik: Moscow Ready to Grab US Markets in China as Chinese-US Trade Spat Intensifies. –
16. Kenneth Rapoza, Russia’s Latest Sanctions A Year In The Making But Surprise Everyone.
17. Wall Street Journal: Jon Huntsman to Resign as Trump’s Ambassador to Russia. Former governor of Utah will return home after a tenure marked by deteriorating relations.
18. Russian International Affairs Council: Ivan Tiofeev, A New Anarchy? Scenarios for World Order Dynamics. –
19. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, Attack on Iran would be an attack on Russia. Moscow is proposing a diametrically opposed vision to Western sanctions, threats and economic war, one that is drawing it ever closer to Tehran –
20. Sputnik: Putin: Russia Can’t Be Content With US Declarations of ‘Peaceloving Intentions’ Following INF Exit –
21. Moon of Alabama: Why The End Of The INF Treaty Will Not Start A New Arms Race. –
22. Darius Shahtahmasebi, Why did the US exit INF Treaty? What you’re not being told –
23. Foreign Affairs: Ernest J. Moniz And Sam Nunn, The Return of Doomsday. The New Nuclear Arms Race-and How Washington and Moscow Can Stop It.
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Artyom Lukin, Does the Russia-China Military Alliance Begin in the Pacific? –
25. The National Interest: Lyle Goldstein, Head-To-Head: Russia, Japan, South Korea, and China Face-Off in the Skies over the Pacific. How a Russia-China long-range joint aviation exercise got Russia more than it bargained for.
26. AP: Ukrainian leader urges Russia’s Putin to help end fighting.
27. The Trentonian (New Jersey): David Neese, Provocations: The man who asks too many questions. (re Stephen Cohen)
28. Foreign Policy: Emily Ferris, There’s More to Russia Than Putin. How the country’s governors will shape its future.
29. Russia Matters: Experts on Putin: 20 Years in Power (part 1)
30. Patrick Lawrence, Finally Time for DNC Email Evidence. The crumbling of Russiagate focuses attention on the considerable evidence that Russian intelligence agencies charged with intrusion into DNC servers had nothing to do with it.

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