7/24 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 Guest Contributor Alex Polivka on his study abroad experience to Moscow during the rest-era golden days of U.S.-Russian relations. Also, please visit our media page for a hilarious parody of a squirrel attack that occurred in St. Petersburg in August 2014. 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 Double String” by Joshua Yaffa (New Yorker, 27 July 2015)

Will Ukraine Default?” by Frances Coppola (Forbes, 24 July 2015)

Pro-Russian republic Transnistria calls up reservists as East-West tensions flare” by Matthew Day (The Telegraph, 22 July 2015)

Springtime for America’s Enemies” by Garry Kasparov (Daily Beast, 22 July 2015)

Ukraine: Is Russian Planning a New Military Offensive?” by Julian Lindley-French (22 July 2015)

Russia Braces for Longest Recession in Decades with $50 Oil” by Olga Tanas (Bloomberg, 22 July 2015)

Kyrgyzstan Denounces Cooperation Treaty with America” by Catherine Putz (The Diplomat, 22 July 2015)

Rating Russian Leadership” (RFE/RL, 22 July 2015)

Moldova Looks Away From Russia with New Pro-EU Coalition” by Reuters (TMT, 22 July 2015)

Court in Russia Grants Amnesty to Squirrel Killer” (AP, 22 July 2015)

U.S., Russia: The Case for Bilateral Talks” (Stratfor, 21 July 2015)

Russia’s Rising Military: Should the U.S. send more nuclear weapons to Europe?” by Steven Pifer (Brookings, 21 July 2015)

Kiev Needs Self-Criticism and Tough Love” by Mark Galeotti (Read Russia, 21 July 2015)

How to Disappear a Country” by Amie Ferris-Rotman (Atlantic Council, 21 July 2015)

Ukraine Boosts Gas Imports From Slovakia to Replace Russian Volumes” by Reuters (TMT, 21 July 2015)

Russian family: Biopolitics of the Crisis as a Political Tool” by Andrey Makarychev (Intersection Project, 20 July 2015)

West Will Rue Ignoring Russia’s Moves into Georgia” by George Mchedlishvili (Chatham House, 20 July 2015)

Russia Pivots Again, This Time to Saudia Arabia” by Eugene Bai (Russia Direct, 20 July 2015)

Russian Town Near Ukraine, Once Quiet, Now Buzzes With Military Activity” by Andrew Kramer (NYT, 19 July 2015)

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Maps” by Greg Miller (Wired, 19 July 2015)

Russia holds the door to Central Asia open for China” by Raffaello Pantucci (South China Morning Post, 15 July 2015)

Authoritarianism Goes Global” by Alexander Cooley (Journal of Democracy, July 2015)

Via Extremist Russia: The Future of the North Caucasus Insurgency” by Joanna Paraszczuk (From Chechnya to Syria, 16 June 2015)

Cordially,

Elisey and Peter

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