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

December 8, 2015 08:30 AM

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

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:30 A.M.–4:15 P.M.

The University Club of...


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Mongolian Mega Construction Projects Push for Energy Security, Regional Connectivity

February 3, 2016

Mongolia’s national energy program has made significant progress in the past year. According to Energy Minister Dashzeveg Zorigt, in 2015, legislation regulating the energy sector was revised, electric power imports (one-fifth of...

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

Ethnic Russians Leaving Central Asia and With Them, Putin’s Hopes for Influence

February 2, 2016

Because Vladimir Putin has made the presence of ethnic Russians in other countries so central to his efforts to expand Moscow’s influence, their departure from any region or country means far more now than it did a decade ago....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan , Tajikistan , Mongolia

Bypassing Russia, Ukraine Becomes Another “Silk Road” Terminus

January 27, 2016

Since an uprising unseated the pro-Russian regime of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014, relations between Kyiv and Moscow have gone from bad to worse. Responding to a recent ban of Ukrainian imports and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Transit, China, China and the Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

President Nazarbayev Announces Early Parliamentary Elections Amid Crisis

January 25, 2016

On January 20, the official website of Kazakhstan’s presidency published Nursultan Nazarbayev’s address to the nation in which he announced snap parliamentary elections. Earlier, on January 13, the lower chamber of parliament,...

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

Iran’s Overtures to Tajik Opposition Expose Deep-Seated Grievances

January 15, 2016

In December 2015, Iran invited Tajikistan’s opposition leader, Muhiddin Kabiri, to attend a conference on Islam. The invitation extended to Kabiri, who is accused of allegedly masterminding an unsuccessful armed mutiny back home,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Central Asia, Tajikistan , Middle East, Iran, Domestic/Social

Kyrgyzstan Determined to Pursue Its Hydropower Plans With or Without Russia

January 15, 2016

Until the close of 2015, Russia was the sole investor in two planned hydro-electric power projects in Kyrgyzstan: the Upper-Naryn cascade project and the Kambar-Ata-1 hydropower plant. The Upper Naryn project is estimated to cost...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Energy, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia

Cheaper Oil Price Pushes Kazakhstan Toward Limited Economic and Political Reforms

January 13, 2016

With the global oil price dropping to below $40 per barrel and the tenge showing the worst performance among the world’s currencies in a year (Nur.kz, December 19, 2015), Kazakhstan is hastily adjusting to the dramatic change in...

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

Neither Turkmenistan nor Tajikistan Seen Able to Resist Islamic State

January 12, 2016

Neither Turkmenistan, which has maintained a policy of strict neutrality since the 1990s, nor Tajikistan, which hosts a Russian military base on its territory, has a military force capable of resisting incursions by the Islamic...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan , South Asia, Afghanistan

Developments at Mongolia’s Two Largest Mines Obscure Government’s Pre-Election ‘Go Slow’ Strategy

January 8, 2016

Looking ahead to 2016, Mongolia’s government publicized a series of major developments in its large state-owned mining projects of Oyu Tolgoi (OT) and Tavan Tolgoi (TT), which could pull the country’s battered economy out of its...

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Nazarbayev Blocks Russian TV in Kazakhstan

January 5, 2016

In slightly over a generation, Kazakhstan has gone from being a republic in which ethnic Russians formed a plurality, to one in which ethnic Kazakhs form a two-thirds majority. But to keep that country within Russia’s orbit,...

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Because Vladimir Putin has made the presence of ethnic Russians in other countries so central to his efforts to expand Moscow’s influence, their departure from any region or country means far more...


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February 3, 2016 05:41 PM

Mongolia’s national energy program has made significant progress in the past year. According to Energy Minister Dashzeveg Zorigt, in 2015, legislation regulating the energy sector was revised,...


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