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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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Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

March 27, 2015

Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed one year ago. Notably,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

March 26, 2015

On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan , Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Armenia Poised to Make Pivotal Decision About Further Cooperation With European Union

March 25, 2015

European Union officials hope that among the outcomes of the upcoming May 2015 Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga will be a new and more flexible cooperation framework for redefining the EU’s relations with Armenia and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Armenia, Europe

Russian Factory Ownership Hurts Ukraine’s President Poroshenko

March 24, 2015

President Petro Poroshenko’s continued ownership of a confectionary manufacturing facility in Lipetsk, Russia, has become such a political burden for the Ukrainian leader that he specifically addressed the issue of its sale in an...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Reaching out to the Balkans: Expansion of Azerbaijan’s Defense Cooperation?

March 20, 2015

The March 10–14 visit by Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov to Croatia and Slovenia attracted little attention in the local media. However, various background developments in the wake of these meetings—held to discuss the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans

Is Belarus’s Name Recognition on the Mend?

March 18, 2015

The word “Belarus” brings to mind few, if any, specific connotations for many in the West. Until recently, they did not associate significant positive developments with that country. But now, this situation is changing.

One...

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

Ukraine to Negotiate New Contract With Gazprom

March 18, 2015

On March 20, Ukraine, the European Union and Russia plan to negotiate Gazprom’s natural gas deliveries to Ukraine after March 31, when the “winter package,” which was agreed upon at trilateral talks last October, expires...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Energy, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

New Kinds of Language Issues Heat up Across Eurasia

March 17, 2015

For those long-accustomed to the idea that the situation in the former Soviet space resembles that of France, where an education minister once famously claimed that he could say at any moment just which line of poetry French...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Belarus, Central Asia, Kazakhstan , Russia, Far East/Siberia

Ukraine in a Leaderless Europe: A Net Assessment (Part Three)

March 17, 2015

*To read Part One, please click here.

*To read Part Two, please click here.

 

Ukraine’s EuroMaidan movement triggered two conflicting processes: Ukraine’s resolute, unambiguous course toward Europe (reinforced by subsequent...

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

Putin Celebrates First Anniversary of Seizing Crimea

March 17, 2015

During a mysterious period of absence from public view, controversy erupted around Russian President Vladimir Putin sharing his reflections on the annexation of Crimea in 2014, after a trailer for the documentary was screened on...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia

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Ukraine

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Why Is Russia Deploying Nuclear Weapons to Crimea?

March 27, 2015 03:19 PM

Recently, there has been an uptick in Russian efforts to defend the placement of nuclear-capable weapons, if not actual nuclear weapons, on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia
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Belarus

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Two Summits and a Military Exercise

March 23, 2015 03:31 PM

The postponed Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan summit took place last Friday (March 20) in Astana, but the program was cut so short that the only point for staging the event appeared to be to confirm...


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Moldova

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Moldova’s New Government: Daunting Challenges Ahead

March 6, 2015 05:49 PM

Moldova has a new government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), since February 28, after elections and an agitated interregnum. It is a minority coalition and, moreover, an internally...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Vlad’s Corner, Europe, Moldova
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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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Reaching out to the Balkans: Expansion of Azerbaijan’s Defense Cooperation?

March 20, 2015 04:50 PM

The March 10–14 visit by Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov to Croatia and Slovenia attracted little attention in the local media. However, various background developments in the wake of...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, Azerbaijan , Europe, Balkans
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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...


Cat: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Energy, Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Baltics, Central Europe
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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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Getting the Balance Right: Italy and the Ukrainian Crisis

March 16, 2015 01:35 PM

On March 4–5, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Kyiv and Moscow during a diplomatic trip aimed at enhancing Italy’s role as meditator in the Ukraine conflict. Renzi paid a visit to...


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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...


Cat: China Brief, Home Page, Featured, Economics, Foreign Policy, China, Balkans, Central Europe
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