RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2020-#5 :: Thursday, 9 January 2020

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2020-#5 :: Thursday, 9 January 2020
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1. Valdai Disussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, The Future Is Not Enough. Key Expectations from 2020 – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/the-future-is-not-enough/
2. Council on Foreign Relations: Thomas Graham, Top Conflicts to Watch in 2020: A Crisis Between Russia and Ukraine.
3. Polity: Andrei Tsygankov, What Russia wants from America.
4. Phys.org: Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing.
5. Financial Times: Henry Foy, Generation Putin: how young Russians view the only leader they’ve ever known. Their lives and attitudes have been shaped by one man. What do they really think of their president?
6. Moscow Times: World Bank Cuts Russia’s 2020 Growth Forecast.
7. Moscow Times: Russian Court Rules to Demolish Controversial Landfill.
8. Meduza: ‘This is the land of our ancestors’ How plans to put Moscow’s trash in the Komi Republic’s taiga united environmental, indigenous, and Communist activists into a new opposition movement.
https://meduza.io/en/feature/2020/01/09/this-is-the-land-of-our-ancestors
9. Paul Goble: Protests Not About to Revive 1990s-Style Politics Outside of Moscow, Region.Expert Says.
10. AFP: ‘Atrocious’ child cancer ward reveals ills of Russia.
https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0006272419?fp=c1115f05f0c6e1609081aa9908834667
11. Science: Russian journals retract more than 800 papers after ‘bombshell’ investigation.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/russian-journals-retract-more-800-papers-after-bombshell-investigation?utm_source=newsfromscience%3Dflipboard%3Dflipboard2447475
12. TASS: Super apps, artificial intelligence make main 2020 IT trends in Russia – experts.
13. Awful Avalanche: The Current State of Russian Agriculture – Part II.
The Current State of Russian Agriculture – Part II
14. The Barents Observer (Norway): Moscow admits it will be severely troubled by climate change, but a reduction of fossil fuels extraction is out of the question. The country’s new climate adaption plan includes no intent to stagger the major production growth of coal, oil and natural gas.
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/ecology/2020/01/moscow-admits-it-will-be-severely-punished-climate-change-reduction-fossil-fuels
15. www.rt.com: Russian and Chinese chess queens battle for women’s world title – but should chess even have a male-female divide?
https://www.rt.com/sport/477731-chess-men-and-women-equal/
16. Euractiv: Martin Jirusek and Robert Dillon , Unilateral sanctions targeting Russia come at cost to transatlantic relationship. US sanctions designed to undermine Russian natural gas exports to Europe specifically target European-based companies at the risk of further weakening an already fragile US-European relationship.

Unilateral sanctions targeting Russia come at cost to transatlantic relationship


17. www.rt.com: TurkStream is a matter of ‘national & energy security’ for Turkey & EU…and US can’t derail it now.
18. TASS: Izvestia: TurkStream may become more lucrative than Ukraine’s gas route.
19. Euronews: TurkStream: Europe needs gas and Russia has it – the story behind that new pipeline.
https://www.euronews.com/2020/01/08/turkstream-europe-needs-gas-and-russia-has-it-the-story-behind-that-new-pipeline
20. Forbes.com: Anna Mikulska, How Russian Oil Has The Most To Gain From Iran-U.S. Crisis.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thebakersinstitute/2020/01/08/how-russian-oil-has-the-most-to-gain-from-iran-us-crisis/#41e25fc68b9b
21. Slate.com: Maggie Tennis and Strobe Talbott, The Only Winner of the U.S.-Iran Showdown Is Russia. A crisis tailor-made for Vladimir Putin.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/01/russian-iran-iraq-putin-soleimani.html
22. Moscow Times: Putin Enjoys Higher Global Confidence Than Trump – Pew.
23. Meduza: Steshin for KP: Nobody really loves the Russians.
24. TASS: Izvestia: Middle East’s future lies in the hands of Trump voters.
25. www.rt.com: Baghdad revived deal to buy Russian S-300 following US strikes – Iraq’s Security & Defense Committee chairman.
26. The National Interest: Mark Episkopos, Would Iraq Really Purchase the S-400 from Russia? Or is this national security fake news?
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/would-iraq-really-purchase-s-400-russia-112091
27. Moscow Times: Dmitriy Frolovskiy, Russia’s Role in Syria is Changing. Moscow might face difficulties in promoting its vision of a political settlement, while competition with Tehran is growing.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/09/russias-role-syria-changing-a68823
28. The Guardian: Confusion clouds international efforts to reach Libya ceasefire. Erdoğan and Putin make call for ceasefire, as Italian PM hosts Libyan factions in Rome.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/08/europe-turkey-and-russia-launch-effort-to-avoid-libya-all-out-war
29. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Paul Stronski and Richard Sokolsky, Multipolarity in Practice: Understanding Russia’s Engagement With Regional Institutions. Over the past two decades, and especially since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, the Kremlin has intensified its engagement with international institutions. (excerpt)
https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/01/08/multipolarity-in-practice-understanding-russia-s-engagement-with-regional-institutions-pub-80717
30. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, REFLECTING ON 20 YEARS OF ANTI-WAR FAILURES.
Reflecting on 20 years of anti-war failures          

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