China’s New National Constitution Day: Is It Worth Celebrating?

In one of its few precise actions, the recent fourth plenary session of the current Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party declared December 4 to be “National Constitution Day” (China News, November 1). The Standing...

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Belarus: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

November 20, 2014

Three inter-related themes engage attention in the Belarusian and international media: the ambivalent image of Belarus, its upcoming presidential elections, and the Belarusian economy. The economy appears to be the linchpin of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, Europe, Belarus

Conflicts Involving North Caucasians Erupt Inside Russian Army

November 20, 2014

The tradition of North Caucasus mountaineers serving in the Russian army goes back 150 years. In the 1870s, the Russian Empire tried to tie the mountaineers to the Russian system of governance by forming ethnic-based volunteer...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Ukrainian Donbas Becomes a Russian Protectorate

November 20, 2014

In a transcript of a TV interview to German journalists published by the Kremlin this week, President Vladimir Putin declared: “There is war in the East of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government is using its army and even ballistic...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Special Issue on China's Fourth Plenum

November 20, 2014

As Editor, I have the distinct pleasure of introducing a special issue of China Brief, focused on the Chinese Communist Party’s Fourth Plenum and its theme of yifazhiguo, often translated as the “rule of law,” though, as one...

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China’s New National Constitution Day: Is It Worth Celebrating?

November 20, 2014

In one of its few precise actions, the recent fourth plenary session of the current Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party declared December 4 to be “National Constitution Day” (China News, November 1). The Standing...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Featured, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

After the Fourth Plenum: What Direction for Law in China?

November 20, 2014

On October 23, Chinese authorities concluded their annual Party plenum, focused on “ruling China according to law” (yifa zhiguo)—the first time that top Chinese leaders have designated law as the central focus for the meeting. In...

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Xi Consolidates Power at Fourth Plenum, But Sees Limits

November 20, 2014

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pledged to promote rule of law with Chinese characteristics at the Fourth Plenary Session of its Central Committee. President Xi Jinping, also Party General Secretary, promised that the CCP would...

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Zapad-2013: A View From Helsinki

August 18, 2014

As a full-fledged war between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed irregulars rages on in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas, Western defense experts are only now beginning to thoroughly assess the military lessons of the...

Category: Report, Military/Security, Russia

Azerbaijan and the Southern Gas Corridor to Europe: Implications for U.S. and European Energy Security – Conference Report

February 27, 2014

On Friday, September 13, 2013, The Jamestown Foundation hosted an event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace entitled, "Azerbaijan and the Southern Gas Corridor to Europe: Implications for U.S. and European...

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Unmasking Terror Volume III: A Global Review of Terrorist Activities

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September 19, 2007 10:33 AM

Unmasking Terror Volume III: A Global Review of Terrorist Activities brings together over 50 experts on terrorism, intelligence and security.


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Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference

October 20, 2014 02:59 PM

Al-Qaeda and Its Heirs

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

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Media Appearances 

Washington Post Publishes Op-Ed by Jacob Zenn

November 13, 2014

Jacob Zenn wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post discussing U.S. efforts against Boko Haram.

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Jamestown Senior Fellow Willy Lam Interviewed by Associated Press

November 1, 2014

On November 1, Jamestown Senior Fellow Willy Lam was interviewed by the Associated Press about the political implications of the ongoing Hong Kong protests.

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