Defense Minister Shoigu Reports on Russian Military Modernization

In the fourth year of leading the Russian Ministry of Defense, Sergei Shoigu has demonstrated a unique style of leadership, marked by routine snap inspection exercises, enhancing the image of the Armed Forces, and restoring the...

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Belarus: Change Is in the Offing

July 22, 2016

The evolving political dynamics of Belarus are causing an unprecedented shift in policy stances and viewpoints that were heretofore considered immovable. Thus, some of the opinions that used to be routinely associated with the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Home Page, Europe, Belarus

Non-Chechen Candidates from Moscow Plans to Run for Seats Representing the North Caucasus in Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

July 22, 2016

On September 18, 2016, Chechnya along with the rest of Russia will vote in the elections to the Russian State Duma. Chechens will also elect the governor of their republic, where the only plausible candidate is Ramzan Kadyrov....

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

Missile Defense in Korea Further Roils US-Russian Relations

July 22, 2016

Europe is not the only theater of acute discord between Russia and the United States; nor is the alleged militarization of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) the only issue that angers Moscow in this context. Russian...

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NATO Can Refloat Romania’s Black Sea Naval Initiative (Part Three)

July 22, 2016

*To read Part Two, please click here.

It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building blocks for...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Vlad’s Corner

Gulf States Bolster Security Initiatives to Confront Islamic State Threat

July 22, 2016

Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made clear in an audio recording two years ago that the group intended to include the Gulf States among its targets, in particular Saudi Arabia. Despite al-Baghdadi’s claims,...

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Pakistan’s LeJ Baluchistan Operations Ready for Resurgence

July 22, 2016

Sectarian violence in Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan province dropped dramatically with the death of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s (LeJ) leader Usman Saifullah Kurd in 2015. Attacks, however, have continued under the group’s new leader,...

Category: Terrorism Monitor, Home Page, Terrorism, South Asia, Pakistan

Islamic State’s Iraq ‘Caliphate’ on the Brink of Defeat

July 22, 2016

Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate in Iraq has been standing on its last legs since June 26 when the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) secured Fallujah. Even more significantly, the ISF...

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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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May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis with Samantha Hoffman publish in War on the Rocks

July 18, 2016

Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis and Samantha Hoffman have written an article on China's State Security Commission for War on the Rocks, entitled "Managing the Power Within: China's State Security Commission"

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The South China Sea: An Inside Story

July 13, 2016

**This is provided to Jamestown subscribers to share the private views of a member of The Jamestown Foundation's Board of Directors. This is not an official Jamestown publication and the views contained herein may not reflect the...

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