Nigeria Expands Its ‘War on Terrorism’ to the Niger Delta

Though Nigeria’s southern Delta region has abundant oil reserves that should provide amply for the future of both the region and the nation, the Delta has become consumed by environmental degradation, unrestrained oil theft,...

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Belarus and Russia Experience New Bout of Tensions

September 26, 2016

In recent years, there has been no shortage of bad blood between Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and the Russian Kremlin. For example, in February 2004, Lukashenka referred to the stoppage of Russian natural gas flows...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Economics, Europe, Belarus, Russia

Russian Regional Elections: Complete Predictability Can Become Unpredictable

September 26, 2016

The September 18 Russian elections (see EDM, September 19) were not only for the State Duma. In this “single voting day,” Russians also elected 7 governors and 39 regional legislative assemblies.

Governors in today’s Russia are...

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After a Delay, Russia Delivers New Types of Weapons to Armenia

September 26, 2016

During preparations for a military parade to mark the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence on September 21, Iskander mobile short-range ballistic missile launchers (NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) appeared on the streets...

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

SOCAR’s Complicated DESFA Deal Faces New Setbacks

September 22, 2016

Rovnag Abdullayev, the head of Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR), told reporters on September 5 that his company is waiting for an explanation from the Greek government for its violation of the originally agreed-upon...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Europe, Balkans, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan

Chechnya Hosts International Islamic Conference

September 22, 2016

It has become common practice for the authorities to hold large international Islamic conferences in Chechnya. The latest such conference took place on August 25–27, 2016, in Grozny. Over 100 religious leaders from 30 countries...

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

Russian Military Presence in Syria Increasing With Carrier Deploying to Eastern Mediterranean

September 22, 2016

It took several month of intermittent talks between the United States and Russia and many multi-hour marathon sessions between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to hammer out the Syrian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Syria, Russia

Free Trade Agreement With China Boosts Georgia’s Security, Strategic Regional Importance

September 21, 2016

On September 13, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Georgian government and Minister of the Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitry Kumsishvili stated at a press conference that Tbilisi and Beijing had finalized a free trade...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, 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...

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The Reform Of Russia's Conventional Armed Forces: Problems, Challenges, & Policy Implications

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The Reform of Russia's Conventional Armed Forces: Problems, Challenges and Policy Implications, traces the complex origins of the reform, its numerous twists and assesses the key challenges it faces....


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Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference 

September 12, 2016 04:47 PM

Tenth Annual Terrorism Conference

Save the Date! Wednesday, December 14th

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Foreign Affairs Published Article by Jamestown Senior Fellow Alex Vatanka

August 12, 2016

Jamestown Senior Fellow Alex Vatanka wrote an article on Azerbaijan's geopolitical position and its response to violent Islamism for Foreign Affairs, entitled "Baku's Choice: How Iran and Russia are wooing Azerbaijan."

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The Economist Cites Jacob Zenn

August 12, 2016

Jamestown Fellow Jacob Zenn was cited in an Economist article on competition in Boko Haram's leadership, "Boko Haram breaks up."

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