Egypt’s Growing Militant Threat

During the past two months, Egypt has witnessed an unprecedented wave of attacks by Islamist militants, mostly launched by the Islamic State’s Egyptian branch—which calls itself “Sinai Province,” and which was formerly known as...

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Kazakhstan’s Next Parliamentary Election May Lay Foundation for Eventual Presidential Succession

July 29, 2015

In early July, Kazakh media reported on a new political initiative announced by a group of young activists headed by Olesya Khalabuzar (, July 8). The group proposed the creation of a political party under the name...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Georgia Establishes New State Security Service

July 29, 2015

In early July, the parliament of Georgia passed a law on establishing the State Security Service (Civil Georgia, July 4). The new body will decouple the intelligence and security agencies from Georgia’s Ministry of Interior....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Georgia, Russia, Featured

North Caucasians Have Reportedly Been Called Back From Eastern Ukraine Battlefield

July 29, 2015

New reports are surfacing about another influx of North Caucasian fighters arriving in eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014. In particular, Chechens fighting on the side of the pro-Russia separatists have received substantial...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Info Warfare/Media, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine

India Covets Comprehensive Reengagement With Central Asia

July 28, 2015

On July 6, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his eight-day tour of Central Asia, visiting the region for the first time since taking office last May. The first country he arrived in was Uzbekistan. “I started my trip...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan

Land-Locked Kazakhstan Plans to Build a Blue-Water Commercial Fleet

July 28, 2015

Kazakhstan plans to expand its shipping fleet on the Caspian Sea and to acquire, for the first time, a blue-water one (, July 23). Its maritime strategy is aimed to allow this Caspian-littoral Central Asian republic both to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Transit, Central Asia, Kazakhstan

Blackjacks, Hypersonic Aerial Vehicles and the Defense of Crimea: Russia’s Futuristic Challenge to the West?

July 28, 2015

Russian military media coverage across a range of modernization and strategic-level issues inadvertently reveals planning weaknesses within the defense establishment. Plans to modernize part of the strategic bomber fleet, develop...

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

How Long Can Putin Continue Doing Nothing?

July 27, 2015

Russia had all but disappeared from the international arena in the last couple of weeks, particularly following the July 14 signing of the international de-nuclearization deal reached with Iran. Indeed, as long as the pause in...

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

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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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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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Ukraine’s Security Challenges in the East and Military Reform

July 15, 2015 02:00 PM


On July 27, 2015, The Jamestown Foundation hosted former Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense, Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, and Vice President of Kyiv-based high-technology firm KM Core, Bohdan Kupych....

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Jamestown Analyst Stephen Blank Quoted by Intersection

July 21, 2015

On July 9, European news portal The Intersection Project interviewed Jamestown Russia expert Stephen Blank regarding Moscow's relationship with Beijing.

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NYT Quotes Jamestown Russia Expert Pavel Baev

July 16, 2015

Regular contributor to Jamestown's Eurasia Daily Monitor Pavel Baev was quoted by The New York Times, on July 15, regarding Moscow's reluctant approach toward the Iran nuclear deal.

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