The Black Sea Region: NATO’s Exposed Sector on the Eastern Flank (Part One)

Aspirationally at least, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is transitioning from reassurance measures to a more serious deterrence posture on the Alliance’s “Eastern flank” vis-à-vis Russia. Decisions in this regard...

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Jihadist Threat Persists in Kosovo and Albania Despite Government Efforts

June 24, 2016

Since the emergence of Islamic State (IS), more than 1,000 people from countries in the Western Balkans have flocked to the group as foreign fighters, predominantly from Muslim majority areas in Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, and from...

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Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth

June 24, 2016

The death from illness on May 31 of the Polisario Front’s long-time leader Mohamed Abdelaziz has brought the exiled Sahrawi independence movement of the Western Sahara to an ideological crossroads. The Polisario nation, known as...

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Bangladesh Launches Crackdown on Islamist Threat

June 24, 2016

After months denying the existence of transnational jihadist groups on its soil in the face of a violent campaign against secular and progressive forces, Bangladeshi authorities appear to have woken up to the reality of extremist...

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June 24, 2016

JORDAN: SUICIDE ATTACK RAISES FEARS IN SYRIA’S NEIGHBOR

A suicide car bomber killed six members of Jordan’s security forces and injured 14 others at a military post on the border with Syria, close to the al-Rukban refugee camp...

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China Relocating Heavy Enterprises to Kyrgyzstan

June 24, 2016

Beijing and Bishkek have started negotiations on relocating 40 Chinese factories and plants to Kyrgyzstan. While Kyrgyzstan’s government says that this will help reindustrialize the country, there are concerns in Kyrgyz society...

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Sixteen Rebels Killed in North Caucasus in Just One Week

June 24, 2016

After the armed Islamist underground movement in southern Dagestan lost ten militants, including the group’s amir, Abu Yasir (Gasan Abdullaev) (see EDM, June 23), the militants of the armed underground movement in...

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The Black Sea Region: NATO’s Exposed Sector on the Eastern Flank (Part Two)

June 24, 2016

*To read Part One, please click here.

Newly entrenched on the Crimean peninsula, Russia has appropriated the title to large parts of Ukraine’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone (EEZ). According to the treaty on...

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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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The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Jamestown President Glen E. Howard and Senior Fellow Vladimir Socor Interviewed on Lithuanian National Television (LRT)

June 9, 2016

Jamestown President Glen E. Howard and Senior Fellow Vladimir Socor were interviewed on Lithuanian National Television (LRT) regarding Baltic security. 

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The Japan Factor

May 23, 2016

**This is provided to Jamestown subscribers to share the private views of a member of The Jamestown Foundation's Board of Directors. This is not an official Jamestown publication and the views contained herein may not reflect the...

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