8/12 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 and reflection publications written by Co-Founder Elisey Boguslavskiy and Guest Contributor Matt Fontana on NATO-Russia relations and great power conflict respectively. Explore media as well for a collection of dark political cartoons by the talented Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski. 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! 

Vladimir Putin Has Already Won Our Election” by John Schindler (The Observer, 13 August 2016)

Is Russia Safe From Extremist Attacks Like Those In Europe?” by Dmitri Trenin (Newsweek, 12 August 2016)

The Putin Question” by Anders Aslund (Project Syndicate, 12 August 2016)

Two scenarios for what Turkey wants from Russia now” by Matt Finucane (Russia Direct, 12 August 2016)

Putin Dismisses Sergei Ivanov, a Long-Time Ally, as Chief of Staff” by Neil MacFarquhar (The New York Times, 12 August 2016)

Two views of Russia” by Paul Robinson (Irrussianality, 11 August 2016)

Crawling to the Mountain Top” by Oleksandr Vershynin (LinkedIn, 11 August 2016)

NATO Deterrence and the Russian Specter in the Baltics” by Michael Kofman (Kennan Institute, 10 August 2016)

Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet” by Damir Marusic (The American Interest, 10 August 2016) 

Kramatorsk, Two Years On” by Hannah Thoburn (Atlantic Council, 10 August 2016)

In vilifying Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, Americans are splashing murky waters” by Sally Jenkins (The Washington Post, 10 August 2016)

Competing Narratives of the Crimean ‘Terrorist Attacks’” by Digital Forensic Research Lab (Medium, 10 August 2016)

Vladimir and Nicholas: Putinism enters a new historic phase” by Mark Galeotti (European Council on Foreign Relations, 9 August 2016) 

Who Lost Russia Response: The Washington Quarterly” by Bryan Rosenthal (International Affairs Review, 9 August 2016)

Mobster or Central Banker? Spanish Cops Allege This Russian Both” by Esteban Duarte, Henry Meyer and Evegenia Pismennaya (Bloomberg, 8 August 2016)

Это – война” (Новая Газета, 8 August 2016)

NATO, Stop Expanding Eastward” by Jeffrey Tayler (Defense One, 8 August 2016)

Hey, Kremlin: Americans can make loose talk about nukes, too” by Steven Pifer (Brookings Institution, 4 August 2016)

Russia’s Contradictory Relationship with the West” by Peter Zwack (PRISM, 3 August 2016)

Tracing Alaska’s Russian Heritage” by Fen Montaigne (Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2016)


Elisey and Peter


Photo Source: pikabu.ru


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