Ahlam al-Nasr: Islamic State’s Jihadist Poetess

Finally, God granted me al-samaha [allowance to enter the caliphate land],

Oh, my comrade, I’ve shook hands with arms

I’ve lived [in] the caliphate and its excellencies

(al-Quds al-Arabi, October 14, 2014)

With these lines,...

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Will Belarus Be Putin’s Next Target?

August 4, 2015

Both certain Belarusians and some Russian analysts are convinced that Vladimir Putin’s next target will be Belarus. They have their reasons, and these reasons are compelling: Taking Belarus would give Putin a victory he has not...

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Elections in the Donetsk-Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Have No Legal Basis (Part One)

August 4, 2015

Local elections are looming in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR, LPR”) in October. If validated internationally, such elections could lead to internal Ukrainian constitutional negotiations that would preserve...

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Russia Set to Strengthen Hard Power Options

August 4, 2015

Russia’s Armed Forces, feeling the strain of unofficial involvement in Ukraine and maintaining higher readiness throughout the crisis, have recently experienced a number of high-profile air force crashes and setbacks for military...

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Southern Gas Corridor’s Advances Cool off Energy Cooperation Between Italy and Russia

August 3, 2015

The European Union–backed Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project continues to gain traction against the Moscow-led Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline initiative. The game-changer in the Euro-Russian “battle” for pipelines and...

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Elections in Donetsk-Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ And Russia’s New Conflict-Freeze Model

August 3, 2015

Western governments regularly disagree with the Kremlin over the meaning of democracy and free elections. Nevertheless, Western diplomacy currently supports Moscow’s goal for local elections to be staged in the Russian-controlled...

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Investigative Report Suggests Russian Security Services Pushing North Caucasus Militants to Flee to Middle East

August 3, 2015

Russia’s policy toward the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle East is controversial. On the one hand, involvement in IS activities officially became a crime in Russia in February 2015 (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, February 27). On the...

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Russia Insists on Own Impunity, Gains Pariah Status

August 3, 2015

The Russian nyet in the United Nations Security Council, which blocked the resolution on setting up an international tribunal on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, was entirely predictable (see EDM,...

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Six Years at Sea... And Counting: Gulf of Aden Anti-Piracy and China's Maritime Commons Presence

July 20, 2015

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Well over six years of Chinese anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden have directly supported People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) modernization goals and provided invaluable...

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A Net Assessment of Developments in Eurasia Since the Start of 2014

January 8, 2015

During the week of October 14–20, 2014, Eurasia Daily Monitor presented a series of special issues featuring net assessments of developments across Eurasia since the beginning of the year. Following Ukraine’s Revolution of...

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China in Africa examines the complexity of China's engagement with the African continent. The book covers critical issues such as Chinese soft and hard power, energy and arms relations, and China's...


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On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....


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CNN Cites Jamestown

July 31, 2015

CNN cited Abubakar Siddique's February 2014 article The Quetta Shura: Understanding the Afghan Taliban's Leadership in their article on Mullah Omar's death and his successor Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.

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Business Insider Quotes Wladimir van Wilgenburg

July 30, 2015

Business Insider discussed Turkish strategy against the Islamic State and against Kurdish groups with Wladimir van Wilgenburg, an analyst of Kurdish politics for Jamestown.

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