8/14 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. Read our most recent essay publication written by The Elicitor Guest Contributor Bryan Rosenthal who discusses the developing opportunities for U.S.-Russian cooperation in the Middle East. Also, check out our media page for an interesting infographic on pre-Maidan NATO and Russian military forces. We appreciate the outpouring of support since the launch and encourage you to subscribe to the Weekly Roundup newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Time Is Not On Ukraine’s Side” by Mark Adomanis (Forbes, 14 August 2015)

Russia adds countries to food import ban over sanctions” (BBC News, 13 August 2015)

Dealing with Putin’s Strategic Incompetence” by Joshua Rovner (War on the Rocks, 12 August 2015)

What the West Gets Wrong About Russia” by Ivan Krastev (The New York Times, 12 August 2015)

Russia’s biggest security threat: its security forces” by Mark Galeotti (bne Intellinews, 12 August 2015)

Russian Bear Should Be More Cuddly, Less Snarly” by Mark Galeotti (The Moscow Times, 12 August 2015)

Ukraine’s Cold War Gets Hot as Combat Explodes in the Last 24 Hours” by Pierre Vaux (The Daily Beast, 12 August 2015)

Putin’s Latest Round of Escalation Has Three Goals” by Paul Goble (Window on Eurasia, 12 August 2015)

Are Russian and NATO Military Exercises Making War More Likely?” by Ian Kearns et al. (European Leadership Network, 12 August 2015)

Beware Ukraine’s Rising Right Sector” by Julia Embody (The National Interest, 12 August 2015)

Ukraine goes head-to-head with creditors for last ditch deal” by Alessandra Prentice and Sujata Rao (Reuters, 12 August 2015)

Ukraine Crisis Is Not Only About Ukraine” by Andreas Umland (Atlantic Council, 12 August 2015)

Ukraine’s Reforms: Running in circles” by Yaroslav Mendus (New Eastern Europe, 12 August 2015)

Soft Power in Armenia: Neither soft, nor powerful” by Richard Giragosian (European Council on Foreign Relations, 12 August 2015)

Putin’s News Network of Lies Is Just the Start” by Anne Applebaum and Edward Lucas (Newsweek, 11 August 2015)

New Diplomacy Seen on U.S.-Russian Efforts to End Syrian Civil War” by Anne Barnard (The New York Times, 11 August 2015)

Russia Is Destroying Its Food” (Stratfor, 11 August 2015)

Why Putin Is Losing” by Brian Whitmore (RFE/RL, 10 August 2015)

Russia and the Battle for Ukraine’s Hearts and Minds” by Eugene Chausovsky (Eurasianet, 10 August 2015)

How Russia’s protracted conflict with Georgia impacts how we view Ukraine” by Sergey Markedonov (Russia Direct, 10 August 2015)

Dill with it: Russia’s obsession with the spindly herb menace” by Shaun Walker (The Guardian, 10 August 2015)

Right and Wrong on Russia” by Sam Greene (Moscow on Thames, 9 August 2015)

A Moscow of Dancing Feet, Under an Iron Fist” by Sabrina Tavernise (The New York Times, 8 August 2015)

Chaos in the Arab World Suits Russia’s Domestic Propaganda” by Nikolay Kozhanov (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 7 August 2015)

This Is How Russia and China Could Make Big Trouble For America” by Peter Harris (The National Interest, 5 August 2015)

Ukraine needs to restructure its sovereign debt” by Nathan Sheets (CNBC, 5 August 2015)

Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine: Implications for NATO” by Nina Jobe (The Center for Intelligence Studies, August 2015)

Is Putin the Problem?” by Michael McFaul et al. (The Washington Quarterly, Summer 2015)


Elisey and Peter


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