7/17 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. Check out the latest reflection piece by Co-Founder Peter J. Marzalik on his interactions with Russian-speaking Jews during a recent study abroad to Israel. Also, please visit the media page for a sombre commemoration of the MH17 tragedy that killed nearly 300 people over eastern Ukraine one year ago. 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!

The Evolution of Russia’s Strategic Importance for the US” by Tony Rinna (New Eastern Europe, 17 July 2015)

A year on, Russia obvious culprit in MH17 downing” by Oleg Sukhov (Kyiv Post, 17 July 2015)

Obama Sold Out Ukraine to Get Deal With Iran” by Paul Goble (Window on Eurasia, 17 July 2015)

(Un)solving Ukraine’s conflict” by Mikhail Molchanov (openDemocracy, 16 July 2015)

MH17 report blames Russian missile for shooting down plane” by Rene Marsh (CNN, 16 July 2015)

Putin Needs Another Victory in Ukraine” by Andrei Malgin (The Moscow Times, 15 July 2015)

The Right Intervention in Ukraine” by Carl Bildt (Project Syndicate, 15 July 2015)

Ukraine clashes raise questions about Right Sector militia” by David Stern (BBC, 15 July 2015)

Russian village fears future as health cuts hit poorest” by Maria Antonova (AFP, 15 July 2015)

How the hallucinations of an eccentric KGB psychic influence Russia today” by Oleg Kashin (Guardian, 15 July 2015)

Electric Yerevan Protests Put Spotlight on Armenia’s Corruption” by Michael Cecire (World Politics Review, 15 July 2015)

Central Asians Concerned About India, Pakistan Joining SCO” by Joshua Kucera (Eurasianet, 15 July 2015)

Russian Lawmakers Propose to Lift Food Ban for Greece” (Sputnik, 15 July 2015)

Eurasia, Eurasianism, Eurasian Union” by Marlene Laurelle (PONARS, July 2015)

Russia And Iran Are Trading Places” by Brian Whitmore (RFE/RL, 14 July 2015)

Obama Makes His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal” by Thomas Friedman (New York Times, 14 July 2015)

Greek Agreement and Iranian Deal Leave Russian Disappointed and Irrelevant” by Pavel Baev (Jamestown Foundation, 14 July 2015)

From Brussels with Regulations” by Sijbren de Jong and Willem Oosterveld (New Eastern Europe, 14 July 2015)

Why Should Washington Confront Russia If Europeans Won’t Protect Ukraine” by David Bandow (Huffington Post, 13 July 2015)

Reforming Ukraine” by Ukrainian Finance Ministry (Forbes, 13 July 2015)

Right Sector and Wrong Directions in Ukraine” by Mark Galeotti (In Moscow’s Shadows, 13 July 2015)

War in Ukraine Ruined Russian Military Reform by Alexander Golts (The Moscow Times, 13 July 2015)

Russian Cats Are The Craziest And Here Is The Proof” by Max Seddon (Buzzfeed, 13 July 2015)

Garry Kasparov Interview” by Leonid Martynyuk (Institute of Modern Russia, 13 July 2015)

Do not fear the Maidan lessons for Yerevan” by Kateryna Kruk (New Eastern Europe, 13 July 2015)

Russia and China’s relationship is evolving in fascinating ways” by Stratfor (Business Insider, 11 July 2015)

How Russia’s labor migration policy is fueling Islamic State” by Karoun Demirjian (Washington Post, 9 July 2015)

Putin’s Russia. The dangerous illusion of independent and western oligarchs” by Marius Laurinavicius (Academia, 19 June 2015)


Elisey and Peter


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