Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed one year ago. Notably,...

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Common Currency for the Eurasian Economic Union: Testing the Ground?

March 27, 2015

On March 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin, while on a visit to Astana, Kazakhstan, said that Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan—the three main founding members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), and formerly Eurasian Customs...

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

Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

March 27, 2015

Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed one year ago. Notably,...

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

Kadyrov Takes Chechen Special Forces Training to New Heights

March 27, 2015

Chechen special services operating under the auspices of Ramzan Kadyrov and trained by an ex-major of the Russian security services’ Alpha group, Daniil Martynov, keep expanding their activities to new areas. Martynov helped...

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

Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

March 26, 2015

On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Security Operation in Dagestan Apparently Kills Rebels and Bystanders Alike

March 26, 2015

During the past 16 years of battling militants in the North Caucasus, Russia’s security services and police have generally avoided taking prisoners among the insurgents. This tendency was recently displayed once again in an...

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

The Kremlin’s Game of Threats

March 26, 2015

Last week (March 19), speaking at an annual conference of the Union of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)—Russia’s main business lobbying group—President Vladimir Putin promoted a previously announced financial...

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

Armenia Poised to Make Pivotal Decision About Further Cooperation With European Union

March 25, 2015

European Union officials hope that among the outcomes of the upcoming May 2015 Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga will be a new and more flexible cooperation framework for redefining the EU’s relations with Armenia and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Armenia, Europe

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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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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...

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


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Media Appearances 

Peter Mattis Cited by UPI on Chinese Military Espionage

March 27, 2015

Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis' recent article in China Brief was cited by UPI on March 25 for an article on China's recent arrest of a taxi driver for spying for another country.

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Wladimir van Wilgenburg Quoted by AP

March 24, 2015

AP quoted Wladimir van Wilgenburg, an analyst of Kurdish affairs, on how Syrian Kurds, Turkey and the United States are interacting after victory at Kobane.

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