6/26 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. Remember to check out our Essay and Reflection pages for the first publications from our guest contributors, Bryan Rosenthal and Evan Sieradzki. Next week will include a new essay piece from our latest guest contributor as well as a reflection piece by Co-Founder Peter J. Marzalik on his interactions with Russian-speaking Jews during a recent study abroad to Israel. 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. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran” by Jim Kuhnhenn (Associated Press, 25 June 2015)

U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers” by Corey Flintoff (NPR, 25 June 2015)

Russia Bans Freedom to Report, Says Top Investigative Journalist” by Melinda Haring (Atlantic Council, 24 June 2015)

Russian Officials See Color Revolution in Armenia” by Howard Amos (The Moscow Times, 24 June 2015)

France’s Total to Return 25% Stake in Shtokman Gas Field Project to Gazprom” (Sputnik, 24 June 2015)

President Putin signs order to extend counter-sanctions for another year” (RT, 24 June 2015)

ISIS Declares Governorate in Russia’s North Caucasus Region” by Harleen Gambhir (Institute for the Study of War, 23 June 2015)

Russia must be open: Why I’m engaged in social activism rather than politics” by Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Medium, 22 June 2015)

Rebel Soldiers Hold the Buffer Zone: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 109)” (VICE News, 22 June 2015)

Defense expenditures data for 2014 and estimates for 2015” (NATO, 22 June 2015)

Lithuania undecided whether to arm Ukraine” (Ukraine Today, 22 June 2015)

Historian Timothy Snyder: History Is Always Plural” by Timothy Snyder (RFE/RL, 20 June 2015)

Accidental conflict is true danger of Russia-West clash” by Joshua Melvin and Valerie Leroux (AFP, 19 June 2015)

Are Russia’s and the U.S.’ National Interests So Different?” by Simon Saradzhyan (Russia in Global Affairs, 19 June 2015)

Ukraine and the Weary Hegemon” by Jeffrey Mankoff (CSIS, 18 June 2015)

Is Russian Politics Still Virtual?” by Andrew Wilson (Aspen Institute, February 2015)

Cordially,

Elisey and Peter

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