Monday, March 27, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 27, 2017

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg: Putin Should Fear a New Generation of Protesters

At first sight, the Russian anti-corruption protests on Sunday didn't draw enough people to rock the Kremlin. And yet they must be extremely worrying for Russian President Vladimir Putin: The movement against him, which he had every reason to write off as dead, is attracting a new generation of Russians throughout the country.

Alexei Navalny, who plans to run for president next year, called on Russians to take to the streets on March 26 to protest the corruption of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, as described in a recent investigation by Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation. It accused Medvedev of amassing vast wealth, including palatial homes and a yacht, through a network of non-profit organizations run by his friends. The foundation produced a film detailing the story, which has been watched almost 13 million times on YouTube. The government dismissed the investigation as electioneering and didn't even attempt a substantive answer.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 27, 2017

Russia protests: Why Navalny rattles Kremlin -- Sarah Rainsford, BBC News

Russia’s Protests Explained: Why Rubber Ducks, Sneakers Are at Demonstrations -- Alexey Eremenko, NBC

Russia is the house that Vladimir Putin built – and he’ll never abandon it -- Dmitri Trenin, The Guardian

With an Arab NATO and a contained Iran, Trump is changing the Middle East -- Lawrence Solomon, National Post

A Lot of Work to Do': What's on the Agenda of the Putin-Rouhani Meeting? -- Sputnik

Hong Kong’s election results are in, and Beijing won -- Tripti Lahiri, Quartz

DR Congo unrest: Why are police in Kasai being decapitated? -- Thomas Fessy, BBC News

Why Are Chinese Moving to Malaysia by the Thousands? -- Sukumaran & Liu, South China Morning Post

Saudis Thinking Beyond Oil in Asia Courtship -- John Sfakianakis, Bloomberg

German Voters Reject a Government with Radicals -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Russia Ignites Violence in Ukraine -- Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal

The glue that binds Britain and the United States together -- John Lloyd, Reuters

How To Counter Political Islam -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Hoover Institution

On the Likelihood of Large Urban Conflict in the 21st Century -- Sean M. Castilla, Small Wars Journal

Trump Must Stand His Ground with NATO -- Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest


Aizino Smith said...

I hear Putin sing karaoke now

carl said...

Some 0.oo3 of one percent protested.

U too funny!