RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#165 :: Thursday, 10 October 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#165 :: Thursday, 10 October 2019
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1. Russia in Global Affairs: Fyodor Lukyanov, Everything on Display.
2. Meduza: Mironova: Hey, liberals, it’s the economy, stupid.
3. RFE/RL: Russia Used $50 U.S.-Based Donation To Help Brand Navalny Foundation ‘Foreign Agent’
4. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, Europe and Berlin-Brandenburg Syndrome.
5. Moon of Alabama: “Top Secret” Russian Unit That “Destabilizes Europe” Is A Well Known Small Arms Training Base.
6. Russian International Affairs Council: Russian-Chinese Dialogue: The 2019 Model.
7. Russia to ride to Cuba’s fuel shortages rescue.
8. TASS: Zelensky vows his mission as president is to stop war in Donbass.
9. AP: Ukraine Leader: Predecessor Trying to Derail Peace Process.
10. TASS: Kommersant: Failure to disengage forces in Donbass puts Normandy Four summit in jeopardy.
11. NPR: Ukrainians Are More Concerned With Russia Peace Talks Than Trump Call.
12. Willis Krumholz, The impeachment inquiry highlights Trump’s ill-advised move to give Ukraine aid and weapons. Arming Ukraine will almost always result in a stronger Russian response. Rather than end the conflict, military assistance risks prolonging it.
13. Kennan Institute: Vitaliy Sizov, Zelenskyy’s High-Stakes Russia Game.
14. Atlantic Council: Steven Pifer, Did Zelenskyy give in to Moscow? We don’t know yet.
15. Komsomolskaya Pravda: Pundit says Russia to step up cooperation with eastern Ukraine.
16. TASS: Kommersant: Russian legislators freeze trips to US following FBI harassment of MP.
17. Interfax: Volodin calls on Pelosi to check U.S. secret services’ actions in regard to Deputy Yumasheva.
18. The Unz Review: The Saker, Russia’s Kidnapping Problem. (excerpt)
19. Moscow Times: Vadily Gatov, To Deal With Putin, the West Needs ‘Rollercoaster Diplomacy’. The Russian leadership is defenseless against fast and radical shifts in policy from abroad.
20. TASS: Russia may give asymmetrical response to US withdrawal from Treaty on Open Skies – senator.
21. Wired: Trump Takes Aim at a Critical Cold War Treaty With Russia. The Open Skies treaty has provided invaluable intelligence for its 34 signatory countries. Now Donald Trump reportedly wants out.
22. Moscow Times: What Does Turkey’s Syria Offensive Mean For Russia?
23. Voice of America: Analysts: Russia Goes Along with Turkey, But Has Red Lines.
24. The National Interest: Will the Syrian Kurds Ally With Iran and Russia Against Turkey? Trump’s surprise decision has thrown all three powers into disarray.
25. Axios: Scoop: House Democrats want testimony from Trump’s former Russia advisor. (Fiona Hill)
26. Russia Beyond: The BEST Russian TV shows & movies on Amazon Prime right now.

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