Eastern Europe News Roundup January 29th

Political Cartoon from 1878 Depicting Russia and the UK Eyeing Central Asia

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You may find the original here.

Russian Sanctions on Turkey” by Nicolas Miyares (The Vostokian)

EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash” by Peter Graff (Reuters, 29 January 2016).

The Russian Center” by Maxim Trudolyubov (Kennan Institute, 28 January 2016).

The Brics are dead. Long live the Ticks” by Steve Johnson (Financial Times, 28 January 2016).

The Tragic Irony of Syria: The System “Worked”‘ by Stewart M. Patrick (Council on Foreign Relations, 28 January 2016).

Will the Association Agreement with the EU really help the Ukrainian economy?” by Stanislav Tkachenko (Russia Direct, 27 January 2016).

Not-So-United Europe and Greater Eurasia” by Timofei Bordachev (Valdai Discussion Club, 27 January 2016).

Moldova crisis: An elite power grab?” by David Stern (BBC, 27 January 2016).

Can the Pentagon Kick Its Russian Rocket Addiction?” by Dave Majumdar (The National Interest, 27 January 2016).

Could the former leaders of ‘Novorossiya’ become a ‘third force’ in Russian politics?” by Pavel Aptekar (Vedomosti, 26 January 2016).

Germany, Dump Nord Stream 2” by Judy Dempsey (Carnegie Europe, 25 January 2016).

For Putin, For Stalin” by Hannah Thoburn (Hudson Institute, 25 January 2016).

How Much Should the United States Still Care About Central Asia?” by Richard Sokolsky and Paul Stronski (Eurasianet, 25 January 2016).

Everybody nose: the Armenian feature you simply can’t avoid” by Emil Babayan (The Calvert Journal, 25 January 2016).

Yes, Putin may be starting to win Georgia away from the West. Here’s why that matters.” by Michael Cecire (The Washington Post, 25 January 2016).

NATO Defense Planning Between Wales and Warsaw” by Rainer Glatz and Martin Zapfe (SWP, 25 January 2016).

What the Next President Must Do About Putin” by Evelyn Farkas (Politico, 24 January 2016).

The Tide Is Going Out on Putin” by William Courtney and Donald Jensen (Newsweek, 24 January 2016).

How the West Misjudged Russia: Shades of Pragmatism” by Lilia Shevtsova (The American Interest, 22 January 2016).

How Russia Sees the World” by Vladimir Lukin (The National Interest, 22 January 2016).

A Perfect Storm in Central Asia” by Nate Schenkkan (Foreign Policy, 22 January 2016).

Europe’s New Medieval Map” by Robert D. Kaplan (The Wall Street Journal, 15 January 2016).

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