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Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

January 20, 2015 10:41 AM

The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

Thursday, March 12, 20158:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779...


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Reasserting Belarus’s Independent Voice

January 23, 2015

Amidst the economic crisis in Russia and the ensuing devaluation of the Belarusian ruble, Belarus has been making increasingly notable attempts to voice its independent opinion on the world stage as well as improve its relations...

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

Russia Seeks Political Influence on Ukraine Via the ‘Normandy’ Group

January 23, 2015

Foreign affairs ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, Pavlo Klimkin of Ukraine, and Laurent Fabius of France—representing the so-called “Normandy” group of countries—met in Berlin on January 21....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Vlad’s Corner, Featured, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Chechens in Europe Subjected to Ethnic Profiling After Paris Attacks

January 22, 2015

Chechens who emigrated to Europe are not in an enviable situation today, as any terrorist threat around the world invariably prompts the security services to investigate them closely. France’s security services attempted to...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Western Europe

Russia Gives EU, Turkey and Azerbaijan an Ultimatum on ‘Turk Stream’

January 22, 2015

On January 14, 2015, Aleksei Miller, the CEO of Russia’s state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom, sent a letter of warning to European Commission Vice President for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic. In his letter, Miller wrote that...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Balkans, Russia, The Caucasus, South Caucasus

Russia Pressures Ukraine to Change Minsk Armistice Terms

January 22, 2015

Russian regular and proxy forces have attacked Ukrainian positions at selected points along the entire length of the demarcation line in recent days. This operation threatens to shift the demarcation line and the whole existing...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Ukrainian Military Is Pushed Back in Heavy Fighting

January 22, 2015

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met this week in Berlin in the so-called “Normandy format” to seek ways to scale down the recent upsurge in military violence in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas...

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War in Eastern Ukraine Causing Coal Shortages, Electrical Blackouts

January 21, 2015

The unrest and ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine seriously impacts coal supplies and thermal power electricity generation in the rest of the country. On December 28, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered the Ministry of...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Economics, Energy, Ukraine, Europe, Russia

Encouraged by Initial Russian Moves in Ukraine, Transnistria Now Fears for Its Future

January 20, 2015

No one was more encouraged by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military moves in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) than the leaders of Transnistria. This breakaway Slavic-dominated...

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Putin Sets Military Trap for Poroshenko

January 20, 2015

The collapse of the nominal ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, marked by an escalation of military operations around Donetsk airport, has resulted in a fresh diplomatic confrontation between Moscow and Kyiv. Both sides blame each...

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Analyst Provides Insider View of Russian Government Think Tank

January 20, 2015

The revelations of Alexander Sytnik, who recently left his position as a senior fellow at the Russian Institute for Strategic Research, a government-funded think tank, provides a rare glimpse into the inner mechanisms of...

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Ukraine

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Russia Seeks Political Influence on Ukraine Via the ‘Normandy’ Group

January 23, 2015 03:17 PM

Foreign affairs ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, Pavlo Klimkin of Ukraine, and Laurent Fabius of France—representing the so-called “Normandy” group of...


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Belarus

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Reasserting Belarus’s Independent Voice

January 23, 2015 03:29 PM

Amidst the economic crisis in Russia and the ensuing devaluation of the Belarusian ruble, Belarus has been making increasingly notable attempts to voice its independent opinion on the world stage as...


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Moldova

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Encouraged by Initial Russian Moves in Ukraine, Transnistria Now Fears for Its Future

January 20, 2015 04:44 PM

No one was more encouraged by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military moves in Donbas (eastern Ukrainian region encompassing the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) than the leaders of Transnistria....


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Baltics

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Public Interest and Shale Gas in Lithuania: Is Reconciliation Possible?

November 13, 2014 04:46 PM

Just prior to his mid-October 2014 visit to the United States, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius revealed that his talks with the US government would devote special attention to energy...


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Balkans

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Russia Gives EU, Turkey and Azerbaijan an Ultimatum on ‘Turk Stream’

January 22, 2015 04:40 PM

On January 14, 2015, Aleksei Miller, the CEO of Russia’s state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom, sent a letter of warning to European Commission Vice President for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic. In...


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Bulgaria

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Russia-Ukraine War’s Impact on European Energy—A Net Assessment of Developments in Europe’s Energy Security Strategy Since the Start of 2014

October 20, 2014 05:11 PM

The Russia-Ukraine war has presented the most serious threat to European energy security since the end of the Cold War. Almost half of the Russian natural gas delivered to European markets in 2013...


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Romania

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Romania Pushes NATO on Securing Black Sea Area in Response to Russia’s Militarization of Crimea

September 24, 2014 04:08 PM

After meeting consistent Ukrainian military opposition in Luhansk and Donetsk, following a largely non-violent annexation of Crimea, Russian planners seemed to have reassessed Ukraine’s resolve to...


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Western Europe

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Chechens in Europe Subjected to Ethnic Profiling After Paris Attacks

January 22, 2015 04:41 PM

Chechens who emigrated to Europe are not in an enviable situation today, as any terrorist threat around the world invariably prompts the security services to investigate them closely. France’s...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Western Europe
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Central Europe

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China’s New Silk Road Takes Shape in Central and Eastern Europe

January 9, 2015 01:14 PM

First revealed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the vision of the New Silk Road has since become a cornerstone of China’s public diplomacy. The idea of establishing two logistics...


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