Russia Reinforces Crimea as Military Conceals Underlying Conventional Weakness

Russia’s recent “snap inspection” military exercises in Western and Southern Military Districts (see EDM, March 19) and the defense ministry’s plans to reinforce conventional deployments in Crimea (see EDM, March 27) generate an...

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Russian and Uzbek Soldiers Reportedly Now in Turkmenistan to Counter Afghan Threat

March 31, 2015

In a measure of just how frightened Ashgabat is of the possibility that Afghan radical forces will invade Turkmenistan, it has reportedly allowed Russian and now Uzbekistani military personnel to provide help in fortifying its...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Afghanistan, Russia

Russia Orchestrates Gagauz Election in Moldova, Ponders the Next Steps

March 31, 2015

On March 30, Irina Vlah was officially declared the winner of the election for the post of Bashkhan (head of the executive authority) in Moldova’s Gagauz Autonomous Territorial Unit (Gagauz Yeri). As now confirmed, Vlah won the...

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Russia Reinforces Crimea as Military Conceals Underlying Conventional Weakness

March 31, 2015

Russia’s recent “snap inspection” military exercises in Western and Southern Military Districts (see EDM, March 19) and the defense ministry’s plans to reinforce conventional deployments in Crimea (see EDM, March 27) generate an...

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

Are Georgian-Ukrainian Bilateral Relations Deteriorating?

March 30, 2015

On March 26, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili declared that he was postponing his state visit to Ukraine because he was too busy dealing with Georgia’s domestic affairs. Garibashvili took pains to emphasize that the...

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Putin’s Conveniently Imperfect Memory

March 30, 2015

The Kremlin press service announced last week that President Vladimir Putin would not celebrate the 15th anniversary of his first election, which occurred on March 26, 2000 (RBC.ru, March 26). Indeed, many murky circumstances...

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History Widens the Divide Between the North Caucasus and the Rest of Russia

March 30, 2015

A struggle over history books appears to be unfolding in the North Caucasus. Moscow’s envoy to the region attacked North Caucasus universities for “falsifying history” at a meeting of governors of the North Caucasus Federal...

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

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

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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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New Indian Express Quotes Animesh Roul

March 30, 2015

Animesh Roul, a South Asia analyst for Jamestown, was quoted by the New Indian Express on the Islamic State's influence in Bangladesh.

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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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