12/18 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 Matt Fontana who argues the rich diplomatic history of the United States and Russia may serve as a foundation for improvements in bilateral relations today. Also, check out our media page for an interesting investigation into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s purported”gunslinger’s gait.” 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!

Second Issue of the Rethinking Russia Journal: Migration” by Yan Vaslavskiy et al. (Rethinking Russia, 18 December 2015)

Kharkiv, city of vagabonds and poets” by Peter Pomerantsev (Politico, 18 December 2015)

Russia’s Putin lashes Turkey, says Russian forces were in Ukraine” by Maria Tsvetkova and Andrew Osborn (Reuters, 17 December 2015)

New Russian Air Defense in Syria Keep U.S. Grounded” by Josh Rogin and Eli Lake (Bloomberg, 17 December 2015)

Europe’s Failure to Understand Russia’s Decline” by Judy Dempsey (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 17 December 2015)

No Economic Bright Spot in Tensions Between the EU, Ukraine and Russia” by Kataryna Wolczuk and Rilka Dragneva-Lewers (Chatham House, 17 December 2015)

John Kerry on Regime Change” by Frederic Hof (Atlantic Council, 16 December 2015)

In Romania, US Wraps Construction of Anti-Missile Battery” by Marcus Weisgerber (Defense One Today, 16 December 2015)

Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia at Twenty Five – A Baseline Assessment” by Eugene Rumer and Paul Stronski (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 14 December 2015)

Kremlin Caricature: Washington’s Distorted View of Russia and Putin” by Paul Starobin (The National Interest, 14 December 2015)

What price will Moscow pay for its 2015 foreign policy moves in 2016?” by Pavel Koshkin (Russia Direct, 10 December 2015)

U.S. Comprehensive Strategy Toward Russia” by James Jay Carafano et al. (Heritage Foundation, 9 December 2015)

Measuring RT’s Impact on YouTube” by Elizabeth Nelson, Robert Orttung, and Anthony Livshen (Russian Analytical Digest, 8 December 2015)

Moscow to Permanently Redirect Transit Cargo Away from Ports in Baltic Countries” by Paul Goble (Window on Eurasia, 4 December 2015)

Cordially,

Elisey and Peter

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