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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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Once Again Moscow Tries to Intimidate Tokyo

July 31, 2015

Despite the best efforts of both Moscow and Tokyo to sustain the momentum toward a full normalization of their relations and a genuine rapprochement (see EDM, February 24, 2014; June 10, 2014), once again Russia has tried to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Japan, Russia

Why Moscow Sells Arms for Rubber, Fruit and Vegetables

July 24, 2015

Sometimes a story appears that seemingly makes no sense and cries out for an explanation. The following story is one of those cases: On July 15, RIA Novosti reported that Russia will trade $160 million worth of military hardware...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, Russia, China and the Asia-Pacific, South China Sea

Putin’s Diplomatic Offensive Fails in Tokyo

July 23, 2015

As Russo-Western relations go from bad to worse, the Kremlin has been developing strategic ties with Asia. In a recent three-part policy manifesto, President Vladimir Putin’s adviser Sergei Glazyev declared that the United States...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, China and the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Northeast Asia, Russia

Turkmenistan Complains Gazprom Is Not Paying Its Bills

July 15, 2015

On July 8, Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Oil and Gas noted that Russian state natural gas company Gazprom had failed to pay for imports since the beginning of the year, stating, “The Russian company OAO Gazprom has failed to pay...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Economics, Energy, Transit, Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

BRICS for Greece

July 13, 2015

It appeared too great a temptation to pass up for the Kremlin when Greece’s impending default and exit from the Eurozone or even the European Union (the so-called Grexit) occurred simultaneously with the annual BRICS summit, this...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Economics, Foreign Policy, Energy, Transit, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Russia

It’s All About the Ruble: How to Resolve the Looming Regional Economic Crisis in Central Asia?

July 6, 2015

On June 22, the World Bank approved $12 million in additional financing for Tajikistan for a project creating temporary employment in rural districts (clearing irrigation and drainage canals). This financing is a specific effort...

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

‘Land Grab’ Case Lays Bare the Frailty of Russian-Chinese Relationship

June 24, 2015

At a time when Moscow’s relations with the West are continuing to deteriorate, and with the unresolved Ukrainian crisis looming large in the background, Russia is seeking to strengthen its partnerships with the Middle East and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Economics, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Russia

Special Issue on 2015 Defense White Paper on Military Strategy

June 19, 2015

As Editors, we have the distinct pleasure of introducing a special issue of China Brief, focused on the Chinese government’s 2015 Defense White Paper (DWP) and its theme of military strategy. This year’s report, the latest...

Category: China Brief, In a Fortnight, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

The “Holistic Security Concept”: The Securitization of Policy and Increasing Risk of Militarized Crisis

June 19, 2015

Reflecting critical developments under the Xi administration, the recent “Military Strategy” white paper signals a turn toward a potentially more coercive phase of China’s rise (State Council, May 26). Driven by the determination...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, South China Sea, East China Sea

Network Warfare in China’s 2015 Defense White Paper

June 19, 2015

The recent release of China’s biannual defense white paper (DWP) has sparked a flurry of commentary by Western People’s Liberation Army (PLA) analysts. One common theme in many of these analyses is that China is placing an...

Category: China Brief, Home Page, China and the Asia-Pacific, China, Cyber, Military/Security

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In a Fortnight: Myanmar's Leaders Court China Despite Violence Along Border

July 17, 2015 03:41 PM

As global attention focuses on China’s rising tensions with neighboring states in the South China Sea, violence has erupted elsewhere in the region, this time along China's border with Myanmar....


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Exercises Highlight PLA Amphibious Capability

August 4, 2015 05:33 PM

Immediately following the May release of its new maritime-focused National Defense White Paper, China is practicing “new type naval combat force” operations in the South China Sea (Xinhua, May 26;...


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Putin’s Diplomatic Offensive Fails in Tokyo

July 23, 2015 04:59 PM

As Russo-Western relations go from bad to worse, the Kremlin has been developing strategic ties with Asia. In a recent three-part policy manifesto, President Vladimir Putin’s adviser Sergei Glazyev...


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