Russian Money for Belarus: Not for a Base but to Limit Minsk’s Turn Toward Europe

Many observers have concluded that Moscow’s new $2 billion aid package to Belarus is part of a deal to allow Russia to establish a military airbase on the territory of its western neighbor. But it is increasingly clear that...

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Russian Money for Belarus: Not for a Base but to Limit Minsk’s Turn Toward Europe

May 3, 2016

Many observers have concluded that Moscow’s new $2 billion aid package to Belarus is part of a deal to allow Russia to establish a military airbase on the territory of its western neighbor. But it is increasingly clear that...

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

Russia’s Defense Industry Creaks Under High-Tech Military Demands

May 3, 2016

Despite Russia’s defense budget sequestration, ranging from 5 to 10 percent depending on the source, the political-military leadership continues to put a brave face on meeting the expectations generated by its fantastically...

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

Trapped Between War and Peace: The Case of Karabakh

May 2, 2016

Large-scale armed clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops, from April 2 to 5 (see EDM, April 6), drew the international spotlight back to the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Karabakh, which has commonly been perceived...

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

Stavropol Patriots Sound Alarm That Dagestani Oligarch Is Taking Over Region

May 2, 2016

Regional activists in Stavropol region have sounded the alarm, alleging that a Dagestani oligarch is planning to buy up the region’s politicians. A source said that the Dagestani billionaire, Magomedrasul Omarov, wants to expand...

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

Russia Seeks to Reenergize Its Pivot to the East

May 2, 2016

Over the past several years, whenever Moscow entered into a difficult encounter on the Western “front,” it has typically tried to show interest in expanding ties in the Asia-Pacific. In the last couple of weeks, the fruitless...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Russia, Far East/Siberia

April 2016 Briefs (Free)

April 30, 2016

CAPTAIN HASSAN IBRAHIM: DEFACTO AMBASSADOR FOR SYRIA'S SOUTHERN FRONT

Nicholas A. Heras

A coalition of moderate armed opposition groups in southern Syria, primarily organized within al-Jabhat al-Janoobiyya (Southern Front), are...

Category: Militant Leadership Monitor, Brief, Global Terrorism Analysis, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Terrorism, Syria, Featured

Critics Question Decision of Georgian Minister of Defense to Abolish Conscription

April 29, 2016

Georgia’s Minister of Defense Tinatin Khidasheli stated, on April 20, that she was prepared to end conscript service and fully transition the country’s army to a professional military force. “The defense ministry of Georgia has...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia

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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...

Category: China Brief, Report, Featured, China, Middle East

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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 on May 12th. The conference will feature a number of the best China...


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Jamestown Director of Programs Margarita Assenova Quoted by Energywire

April 29, 2016

On April 29, Energywire published and article on the Southern Gas Corridor that quoted Margarita Assenova, Jamestown's Director of Programs for the Balkans, Caucasus, and Central Asia.

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Senior Fellow Willy Lam Interviewed by AFP

April 29, 2016

Senior Fellow Willy Lam has been interviewed by Agence France-Presse (AFP) regarding the Communist Party Youth League (CYL) faction, widely regarded as the power base of China's Premier Li Keqiang, who held high positions in the...

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