8/5 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 Boguslavskiy who examines NATO-Russia developments during the Yeltsin years in the first of a multi-part series on the origins of the New Cold War. Also, Guest Contributor Matt Fontana pens a reflection on lessons learned from World War I to avoid great power conflict today. Explore media as well for likely your first encounter with Estonian anime. 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! 

Rio 2016 Olympics: Russians have ‘cleanest team’ as 271 athletes cleared to compete” (BBC Sport, 5 August 2015)

Kerry talks while Aleppo burns” (The Economist, 5 August 2016)

I would die for Tallinn” by John Shimkus (Medium, 4 August 2016)

How much of a menace is the spread of ISIS into post-Soviet Asia to Russia?” by Petr Bologov (Intersection, 4 August 2016)

A New Day for US- Central Asia Relations?” by Catherine Putz (The Diplomat, 4 August 2016)

Trump and Putin: A Love Story” by David Remnick (The New Yorker, 3 August 2016)

To save the ‘Eurasian dream’” by Anton Barbashin (Intersection, 3 August 2016)

Can Turkey really turn to Russia?” by Semih Idiz (Al-Monitor, 2 August 2016)

The Kremlin’s Advantage: Why Cyberwar Will Continue” by Eugene Rumer (Foreign Affairs, 2 August 2016)

Poland’s milk bar kids help sustain a culinary institution” by Tristan Rutherford (The Guardian, 1 August 2016)

In Siberia, Oil Companies And Reindeer Herders Fight For Rights To Land” by Petr Shelomovskiy (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1 August 2016)

It’s only propaganda when they do it” by Paul Robinson (Irrussianality, 1 August 2016)

How the Peace Corps Taught Duolingo Ukrainian” by David Zax (Fast Company, 31 July 2016)

How to Counter the Putin Playbook” by Michael McFaul (The New York Times, 30 July 2016)

The Epic Honey Trap” by Michael Weiss (The Daily Beast, 30 July 2016)

How Dangerous Is Russia?” by Nikolas Gvosdev (The National Interest, 30 July 2016)

What the Kremlin Makes of Donald Trump” by Joshua Yaffa (The New Yorker, 28 July 2016)

On weaponized transparency” by Alex Howard and John Wonderlich (Sunlight Foundation, 28 July 2016)

What Putin Actually Said About Donald Trump” by Olga Kuzmina (Center on Global Interests, 27 July 2016) 

Why We’re Post-Fact” by Peter Pomerantsev (Granta, 20 July 2016)


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