Moscow’s Confrontational Policy Turns Russia From an Ally to a Threat for Armenia

On February 8, a number of units of Russia’s Southern Military District as well as the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla were put on a high alert, and massive snap exercises followed. According to Russian officials, this...

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Moscow’s Confrontational Policy Turns Russia From an Ally to a Threat for Armenia

February 12, 2016

On February 8, a number of units of Russia’s Southern Military District as well as the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla were put on a high alert, and massive snap exercises followed. According to Russian officials, this...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Armenia, Turkey, Russia, South Caucasus

Coming Arms Race in the Balkans?

February 12, 2016

On December 2, 2015, Montenegro was formally invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The military alliance saw its last enlargement round in 2009, when Albania and Croatia were admitted. The acceptance of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Balkans, Russia

Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria?

February 12, 2016

After the Kremlin denied having ground troops in Syria, the Russian leadership was surprised by Ramzan Kadyrov’s statement that Chechen special forces were fighting in the Middle East against the Islamic State (IS). A trailer for...

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Ukraine Cuts Russian Gas Imports to a Minimum

February 11, 2016

Ukrainian gas consumption fell significantly last year, as GDP declined by more than 10 percent, and the output of the domestic industry in particular, which is heavily depends on natural gas, plunged by more than 13 percent....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Russian Defense Ministry Holds More Exercises in Dagestan

February 11, 2016

Following the military exercises conducted in Dagestan last month by the snipers of the Southern Military District motorized infantry, during which troops learned speed shooting at the Dalny shooting range near the city of...

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

Sudden Massive Snap Exercise and Mobilization of Russian Forces in Black Sea and Caspian Region Appears Aimed at Turkey

February 11, 2016

On Monday, February 8, Russia’s defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu, announced that the military forces of the Southern and Central Military districts, the Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno Kosmicheskikh Sil—VKS) the airborne...

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Looming Long-Term Economic Problems Stem From Kyrgyzstan’s EEU Membership

February 10, 2016

It has been half a year since Kyrgyzstan officially joined the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia. Its accession treaty took effect on August 12, 2015. That same day, Kazakhstan...

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Russia’s Zapad 2013 Military Exercise: Lessons for Baltic Regional Security

December 28, 2015

Zapad 2013 was a wide-scale military exercise carried out by the Russian and Belarusian military forces in September 2013. The joint maneuvers, which were held in Belarus and western Russia, simulated an incursion by...

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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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Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

 

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Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis writes on China's Military Intelligence system for War on the Rocks

December 29, 2015

Jamestown Fellow and previous editor of China Brief Peter Mattis wrote “China's Military Intelligence System Is Changing" for War on the Rocks on December 29th. 

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AFP Quotes Jacob Zenn

December 11, 2015

Jamestown Fellow Jacob Zenn was quoted by the AFP on the possibility of improving relations between Boko Haram (a.k.a. Islamic State West Africa Province) and Islamic State provinces in Libya in the coming year.

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