7/22 Weekly Roundup

Dear Readers,

Enjoy our latest installation of the Weekly Roundup, a collection of must-read articles on U.S.-Russian relations and the broader Eurasia region compiled at The Elicitor every Friday. Read our most recent essay publication written by Co-Founder Elisey Boguslavsky on the Russian and Ukrainian reaction to the coup attempt in Turkey. Also, check out the reflection piece by Co-Founder Peter Marzalik who shares his impressions of Soviet influence in Poland following a recent trip. On media, see 64-year-old Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov take off on his bid to break the record for a hot air balloon solo flight around the world. We encourage you to share this newsletter with family, friends, and colleagues, subscribe to the Weekly Roundup, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Relegitimizing Russian Power” by Andrei Kolesnikov (Carnegie Moscow Center, 22 July 2016)

Russia As a Mirror Image of Europe” by Maxim Trudolyubov (Kennan Institute, 21 July 2016)

Armenia protesters, police clash over hostage crisis” by Anna Nigmatulina (Al Jazeera, 21 July 2016)

Trump Is Ready to Say ‘You’re Fired’ to NATO” by Dan de Luce and Paul McLeary (Foreign Policy, 21 July 2016)

Russia: Deception and Deniability” by Rob Dannenberg (The Cipher Brief, 21 July 2016)

Hybrid Business: The Risks In The Kremlin’s Weaponization Of The Economy” by Mark Galeotti and Anna Arutunyan (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 20 July 2016) 

In memory of Pavel Sheremet” by Katerina Gordeeva (Meduza, 20 July 2016)

In Putin’s Russia, no difference between doping and duping” by Lucian Kim (Reuters, 20 July 2016)

The EU spurred democracy and prosperity in Eastern Europe. After Brexit, is that over?” by Hannah Thoburn (Vox, 19 July 2016)

Ukraine: The Line” (International Crisis Group, 18 July 2016)

War Fever” by Jill Dougherty (Kennan Institute, 18 July 2016)

U.S.-Russia Relations and the U.S. Presidential Election” by Igor Ivanov (Russian International Affairs Council, 16 July 2016)

NATO Catches on to Putin’s Game in Europe” by John Herbst (Newsweek, 15 July 2016)

Russia and NATO After the Warsaw Summit” by Mikhail Troitskiy (Russian International Affairs Council, 15 July 2016)

Retired FSB general suspects Pokemon Go of spying for foreign special services” (Russia Today, 15 July 2016)

Putin Plays Nice” by Julia Ioffe (Foreign Policy, 15 July 2016)

Russophobia and the dark art of making an anti-Russian magazine cover” by Dominic Basulto (Medium, 10 July 2016)

Russia’s Sovereign Globalization: Insulation, Influence, and Decline” by Nigel Gould-Davies (PONARS Eurasia, July 2016)


Elisey and Peter


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