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JRL #5584 Contents:

1. AFP: NATO foreign ministers start meeting in Brussels.
2. Interfax: Chechnya takes precedence over Afghanistan for Russia, says defence minister.
3. BBC Monitoring: Russia warns of negative impact of US withdrawal from ABM Treaty.
4. Luba Schwartzman: ORT Review.
5. Peter Lavelle: Untimely Thoughts - The Putin Enrollment (re What moves Kremlin politics)
6. Wall Street Journal Europe editorial: Lesin's Laser.
7. Moscow Times: Andrei Illarionov, Economic Policy vs. Oil Prices.
8. Washington Times editorial: Veto the Russian-North Atlantic Council.
9. The Jamestown Foundation PRISM: Elena Chinyaeva, RUSSIA: NEVER AS GOOD AS ONE HOPES, NEVER AS BAD AS ONE FEARS.
10. Gazeta: PUTIN: RUSSIA IS NOT ANGRY, NOR IS IT LEAVING - IT IS CONCENTRATING. Excerpts from Vladimir Putin's interview with the Greek media.
11. The Russia Journal: John Helmer, Gem of conspiracy from LUKoilís Alekperov. An everyday tale of alleged fraud, conspiracy and unjust enrichment.