5/15 Weekly Roundup

Dear Readers,

Enjoy our first installation of the Weekly Roundup, a collection of must-read articles on U.S.-Russian relations published at The Elicitor every Friday. Also, check out our Media page for the rousing (and ridiculous) rendition of Michael Jackson’s “We Are The World” by NATO ministers after their meeting in Turkey. We appreciate the outpouring of support since the launch and encourage you to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter via the widgets at the bottom of the website. Expect publications from our first guest contributors to follow later next week. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Putin’s Russia: How it rose, how it is maintained, and how it might end” (American Enterprise Institute, 14 May 2015)

Kerry’s pointless diplomacy in Russia” by Leon Aron (CNN, 14 May 2015)

Debt restructuring row flares between Kyiv and creditors as IMF deadline looms” (Business New Europe, 14 May 2015)

Kerry Brings Cautious Signs of Russia Detente to NATO Meeting” by Ivan Nechepurenko (Moscow Times, 13 May 2015)

‘It’s Putin’s war for power and money’ What the Nemtsov report says about Russia’s role in Ukraine’s war” by Andrey Kozenko (Meduza, 13 May 2015)

No Breakthroughs as Kerry, Putin meet in Sochi by Michael Birnbaum and Carol Morello (Washington Post, 12 May 2015)

A New Wave in Russian Nationalism? What Really Changed in Public Opinion after Crimea” by Henry Hale and Mikhail Alekseev (PONARS Eurasia, 11 May 2015)

Book review: Rajan Menon and Eugene B. Rumor, “Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order’” by Richard Sakwa (openDemocracy, 8 May 2015)

The New York Times does its government’s bidding: Here’s what you’re not being told about U.S. troops in Ukraine” by Patrick L. Smith (Salon.com, 7 May 2015)

Moscow Conference on International Security 2015 Part 2: Gerasimov on military threats facing Russia” by Dmitry Gorenburg (Russian Military Reform, 4 May 2015)

Cordially,

Elisey and Peter

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