Sudden Massive Snap Exercise and Mobilization of Russian Forces in Black Sea and Caspian Region Appears Aimed at Turkey

On Monday, February 8, Russia’s defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu, announced that the military forces of the Southern and Central Military districts, the Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno Kosmicheskikh Sil—VKS) the airborne...

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Ukraine Cuts Russian Gas Imports to a Minimum

February 11, 2016

Ukrainian gas consumption fell significantly last year, as GDP declined by more than 10 percent, and the output of the domestic industry in particular, which is heavily depends on natural gas, plunged by more than 13 percent....

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Russian Defense Ministry Holds More Exercises in Dagestan

February 11, 2016

Following the military exercises conducted in Dagestan last month by the snipers of the Southern Military District motorized infantry, during which troops learned speed shooting at the Dalny shooting range near the city of...

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Sudden Massive Snap Exercise and Mobilization of Russian Forces in Black Sea and Caspian Region Appears Aimed at Turkey

February 11, 2016

On Monday, February 8, Russia’s defense minister, Army-General Sergei Shoigu, announced that the military forces of the Southern and Central Military districts, the Aerospace Forces (Vozdushno Kosmicheskikh Sil—VKS) the airborne...

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

Looming Long-Term Economic Problems Stem From Kyrgyzstan’s EEU Membership

February 10, 2016

It has been half a year since Kyrgyzstan officially joined the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia. Its accession treaty took effect on August 12, 2015. That same day, Kazakhstan...

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

Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good: The Case of Belarus

February 10, 2016

On February 1, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Sochi. The meeting was not planned in advance: Lukashenka had reportedly only called his Russian counterpart on January 28 to...

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

Russian Prison System Plans to Increase Pressure on Muslim Inmates

February 10, 2016

The Russian federal prison authority plans to ramp up the fight against the so-called prison jamaats, according to the newspaper Kommersant. Officials say that Islam is spreading rapidly among inmates and may be a security danger...

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

Talk of Reunification Opens Risks and Opportunities for Protest-Ridden Moldova

February 9, 2016

At the height of recent anti-government protests in Chisinau, some Moldovans in the crowd may have hoped for Romania to intervene; but the Russian state media made it sound as if it this were a real possibility, if not an actual...

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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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December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats

 

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Jamestown Fellow Peter Mattis writes on China's Military Intelligence system for War on the Rocks

December 29, 2015

Jamestown Fellow and previous editor of China Brief Peter Mattis wrote “China's Military Intelligence System Is Changing" for War on the Rocks on December 29th. 

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AFP Quotes Jacob Zenn

December 11, 2015

Jamestown Fellow Jacob Zenn was quoted by the AFP on the possibility of improving relations between Boko Haram (a.k.a. Islamic State West Africa Province) and Islamic State provinces in Libya in the coming year.

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