12/25 Weekly Roundup

Dear Readers,

Merry Christmas! 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!

Russia Rearms for a New Era” by Catrin Einhorn et al. (The New York Times, 24 December 2015)

2015: The year Russia told America ‘enough’” by Robert Bridge (Russia Today, 24 December 2015)

The Seven Deadly Sins of Russia Analysis” by Michael Kofman (War on the Rocks, 23 December 2015)

In Syria, Moscow’s Terrorist Is Washington’s Freedom Fighter” by Colum Lynch (Foreign Policy, 23 December 2015)

The US is expanding its sanctions over Russia’s activities in Ukraine” by Bradley Klapper (Associated Press, 22 December 2015)

The Most Important Arms Deal You’ve Never Heard Of” by Michael Kugelman (War on the Rocks, 22 December 2015)

Star Wars in Ukraine: Poroshenko vs. Kolomoisky” by Oliver Carroll (Politico, 21 December 2015)

Putin’s Shaky Tsardom” by Masha Lipman (The New Yorker, 20 December 2015)

How to talk to Russia” by Kadri Liik (European Council on Foreign Relations, 18 December 2015)

No Longer the People’s President: the New Putin” by Tatyana Stanovaya (Carnegie Moscow Center, 18 December 2015)

Russian cybersecurity intelligence targets U.S. critical infrastructure” by Bill Gertz (The Washington Times, 16 December 2015)

Where are the Kremlin’s allies?” by Casey Michel (Intersection Project, 16 December 2015)

How Kazakhstan is transitioning to a greener economy” by Naki B. Mendoza (Devex Newswire, 14 December 2015)

Is Putin’s Popularity Real?” by Timothy Frye et al. (PONARS Eurasia, November 2015)

Cordially,

Elisey and Peter

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