5/22 Weekly Roundup

Dear Readers,

Enjoy our latest installation of the Weekly Roundup, a collection of must-read articles on U.S.-Russian relations compiled at The Elicitor every Friday. Also, check out our Reflections page for our recent publication on news bias in Russian and Western media as well as the Media page for a video on the Ukrainian celebration of Vyshyvanka Day! 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!

A Look at EU-Russia Tug-of-War Over 6 East European Nations” by Raf Casert (Associated Press, 21 May 2015)

The Riga Summit of Disappointment” by Ben Aris (Business News Europe, 21 May 2015)

Russians See Ukraine as an Illegitimate State” by Henry Hale and Mikhail Alexseev (Washington Post, 20 May 2015)

Russia and U.S. Find Common Cause in Arctic Pact” by Andrew E. Kramer (The New York Times, 19 May 2015)

Russian Lawmakers Pass ‘Undesirable’ NGOs Bill” (RFE/RL, 19 May 2015)

Moscow Ends Afghanistan Military Transit Deal with NATO” by Alexey Timofeychev (Russia Beyond the Headlines, 19 May 2015)

What Does Ukraine Think?” by Andrew Wilson (European Council on Foreign Relations, 18 May 2015)

The U.S. Must Keep Talking to Russia” by Mark Adomanis (The Moscow Times, 17 May 2015)

Ukraine Crisis Causes Strategic, Mental Shift in Global Order” by Dmitri Trenin (Carnegie Moscow Center, 17 May 2015)

My Ukraine” by Chrystia Freeland (Brookings Institution, 12 May 2015)

Cordially,

Elisey and Peter

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