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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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Talk of Reunification Opens Risks and Opportunities for Protest-Ridden Moldova

February 9, 2016

At the height of recent anti-government protests in Chisinau, some Moldovans in the crowd may have hoped for Romania to intervene; but the Russian state media made it sound as if it this were a real possibility, if not an actual...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Europe, Moldova , Romania

Belarus and Its Powerful Neighbors: A Master Class of Raw Geopolitics

February 5, 2016

As January 2016 drew to a close, news pertaining to Belarus’s relations with its two large neighbors—Russia and Europe—again overshadowed any developments emanating from the Eastern European country itself. First, the...

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Russia Watches and Puts Own Spin on Moldova’s Crisis (Part Two)

February 5, 2016

*To read Part One, please click here.

 

Western officials and commentators seem, on the whole, to overestimate Russia’s capacity and intentions to recapture Moldova by exploiting that country‘s current crisis. This...

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Russia Watches and Puts Own Spin on Moldova’s Crisis (Part One)

February 4, 2016

Many international observers anticipated that Russia would move to exploit the anti-government protests in Moldova in order to (as the assumptions went) “destabilize Moldova’s pro-Europe government,” “halt and derail Moldova’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Domestic/Social, Europe, Moldova , Russia

Belarus, the IMF and Reforms: To Be or Not to Be?

February 3, 2016

The government of Belarus hopes to initiate a new credit program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February of this year (BelaPAN, January 11). Representatives of the IMF confirmed in recent months that they have seen...

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Crimea’s Annexation by Russia Returns to Kyiv’s International Agenda

January 29, 2016

Up to now, the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region has mostly continued to hold (see EDM, January 21). And thus, the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in early 2014, has returned near the top...

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Moldovan Anti-Government Protests Unify Pro-Western, Pro-Russia Groups Across Ethnic Lines (Part Two)

January 29, 2016

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Drawing together citizens of various ethnicities, divergent political affiliations, and fluid views on Moldova’s ultimate orientation (see Part One, EDM, January 28), recent massive social...

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Moldovan Anti-Government Protests Unify Pro-Western, Pro-Russia Groups Across Ethnic Lines (Part One)

January 28, 2016

From January 20 through 24, tens of thousands of angry protesters rallied in Chisinau each day in -10° C (14° Fahrenheit) temperature to demand the resignation of the just-installed government, dissolution of the parliament—both...

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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...

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Belarus and the West: A Policy Change Long Overdue

January 22, 2016

Two recent public opinion polls have highlighted quite revealing results about populations living in Belarus and Ukraine. First, according to the Ukrainian polling firm Rating, the opinions of Ukrainians about Belarus are...

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Crimea’s Annexation by Russia Returns to Kyiv’s International Agenda

January 29, 2016 04:00 PM

Up to now, the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region has mostly continued to hold (see EDM, January 21). And thus, the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in early...


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Belarus

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Belarus and Its Powerful Neighbors: A Master Class of Raw Geopolitics

February 5, 2016 05:58 PM

As January 2016 drew to a close, news pertaining to Belarus’s relations with its two large neighbors—Russia and Europe—again overshadowed any developments emanating from the Eastern European country...


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Moldova

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Talk of Reunification Opens Risks and Opportunities for Protest-Ridden Moldova

February 9, 2016 04:50 PM

At the height of recent anti-government protests in Chisinau, some Moldovans in the crowd may have hoped for Romania to intervene; but the Russian state media made it sound as if it this were a real...


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Baltics

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New Challenges to and From the Muslim Communities of the Baltic Countries

November 10, 2015 04:53 PM

The three small Muslim communities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have had good relations both with the rest of the populations and the governments of these three Baltic countries. But the influx...


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Balkans

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Militant Islamists, Organized Crime and the Balkan Diaspora in Europe

December 2, 2015 02:37 PM

In light of terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, countries across Europe have visibly increased security measures and are on the alert for more attacks. Countries in the Western Balkans have...


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Bulgaria

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The Greek Crisis: Financial and Political Risks to the Balkans

July 22, 2015 05:04 PM

Although the Greek banks reopened on July 20, and Athens repaid some of its debt to the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, unease about the Greek crisis continues in the...


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Romania

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Talk of Reunification Opens Risks and Opportunities for Protest-Ridden Moldova

February 9, 2016 04:50 PM

At the height of recent anti-government protests in Chisinau, some Moldovans in the crowd may have hoped for Romania to intervene; but the Russian state media made it sound as if it this were a real...


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Western Europe

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Germany Is Real Target of Italy’s Opposition to Russia’s Planned Nord Stream Two

January 18, 2016 04:43 PM

A unique coalition is taking shape in Europe against German-Russian plans to double the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline. Italy has joined a group of countries, mostly from Central-Eastern Europe, in...


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Central Europe

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Nord Stream Two: The Project’s Implications in Europe (Part Three)

September 17, 2015 06:17 PM

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According to the European Union’s Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Ukraine is a “reliable transit country,”...


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